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Dedication 


Class History 


Editorial Staff 


Class Will 


Our Normal Creed 


Class Song 


The Faculty 


Ivy Song 


Our Class 1921 


Ivy Oration 


Class Picture' 


Ivy Poem 


Class Officers 


The Pilgrim Entertainment 


Members cf the Class 


April Fool Party 


Our Junior Banquet 


The Class Play 


Our Senior Banquet 


Glee Club Notes 


Toasts 


Glee Club Picture 


Prophecy 


Visiting Day at N. A. N. S. 


Prophecy on Prophet 


The Man Dances 


Presentations 


The Mcck Wedding and 




Faculty Impersonations 


Commencement 


Class Statistics 


Address of Welcome 


What Would Happen If 


Address to the Juniors 


Initials 


Juniors Response 


Funny Bone Ticklers 



"Blot out all memory of that in us 

Which scars or mars the page of friendship true; 
But leave, we beg, the mark of constancy, 

That we may have and hold our friends like you." 



HESE words express, though inadequately, our feelings 
TfT toward the teachers of our training schools. Their sympa- 
thetic acts of kindness have eased our burdens many times, 
and the exhilaration which we have felt after their helpful 
suggestions has often reminded us at discouraged moments 
that we could still fill our places in the world. 

During our two years under their helpful instruction we 
have gained steadily in the art of teaching. By their deeds 
and sacrifices they have made us realize the nobility of the 
profession, and instilled in us the love for teaching which 
made us regret the end of each assignment. It is our hope that we may 
live up to the lofty standards they have given us for we realize that 
whatever heights of success we may reach as teachers, will be due largely 
to their efforts. 

In loving appreciation of their interest and friendship, the class 
of 1921 fondly dedicates this book to Mrs. Couch and the training 
teachers of the North Adams Normal School. 




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EDITORS 



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i£JiUtir-tn-(El|tpf 

A. MlLLICENT GALUSHA 

Aafliatanta 

Marion H. Mallery 
Elizabeth M. Walsh 
Frances M. Wood 

HitHmmi Manager 

Ruth M. Walker 

AHBtHtant 

Florence Connors 

A&urrttfitttg UJanarjn* 

Grace Barber 

AHHtfitantH 

Josephine S. Adams Bessie I. Domin 

Helen F. McCabe 

Soke lEfcitor 

Martha Durnin 

Assistants 

Mabel G. Chittim Mildred Harris 

Viola McKay 

Art £nitor 

Alexandra I. Smith 



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Assistants 

Marion H. Mallery 



Viola McKay 



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'E believe in the North Adams Normal School as an organization 
of workers. A school established by the state for the develop- 
ment of educators, whose just requirements are derived from 
the needs of the pupils before us, an institution for learning, composed 
of a student body of two classes, working together in perfect union 
because of the principles of honor, loyalty, love and service for which 
the faculty and alumnae have stood since this school began. 

We, as students of this school, therefore believe it is our privilege 
to love it and our duty to support its undertakings, to live up to its 
principles, to respect its motto and to be loyal to it under all con- 
ditions. 

— A. M. Galusha 



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Mt. iFrank 3L HurDork 



"Toiling, rejoicing, sorrowing, 
Onward thro' life he goes; 
Each morning sees some task begun, 
Each evening sees its close. 
Something attempted, something done, 
Has earned a night's repose." 

/7THIS is our principal, Mr. Murdock, who has been our teacher, advisor and friend thro' our two 
*& short years at Normal. He was there to cheer us when depressed, advise us when doubtful, en- 
courage us when faltering. Always has his unceasing service been given for our great benefit. All of 
us will earnestly endeavor to continue the great work he has so diligently furthered. The service he 
has so generously given to us, we will pass on to the world for: — 

"We behold all round about us one vast union, in which no man can labor for himself, without 
laboring at the same time for others." 



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UJrH. Imttta 21. (Cowl) 

"To think with head, to work with hand, 
To love with heart that's true, 
Are all that God and man demand, — 
Are all that one can do." 

ijtjtrs. Couch has been head of our training department 
2fV\ at Mark Hopkins since our school was established in 
1987, and has instructed us in several subjects. If a 
vote were taken among the girls she would be decided 
upon as being one of the most loved, cherished, and 
capable teachers of all times. 

It is absolutely unnecessary to try and relate in words 
our appreciation for this dear lady, who has done so much 
for us individually and collectively. She always had 
encouraging words for us, and her motherly sweet nature 
has changed many of our troubles to joy. 

Every girl holds a vivid recollection of her quotation 
accompanied with a smile, "Girls, don't worry about that, 
I'll see that it comes out all right." Needless to say she 
always did. Our hopes will be realized if Mrs. Couch 
cherishes the fond, rare, memories of our class, that we 
do of her. 



Mr. Soij SI. Smtttlj 

fjljfR. SMITH is a native of Norwich, New York, 
<JW where he received his early education. In 1904, 
he was graduated from Syracuse University, after which 
he taught, first as vice-principal, and later as principal, 
at Freeport, N. Y. He has also done graduate work in 
Teachers College, Columbia University, specializing in 
Philosophy, History and Education. 

At N. A. N. S. we have had the good fortune to be 
under his instruction in History, Economics, Zoology, 
Botany and Psychology. 

Mr. Smith's classes were always most interesting, profit- 
able and enjoyable. 

During our two years under his instruction he has 
given us many good hints on taking trips to Mars in our 
individual flying machines, and on getting rich quick. 

We appreciate Mr. Smith very much, and in view of 
this fact, we shall pay him his favorite compliment. 
He is human. 




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Mxbb illarg Angelina pparaon 

"Serene and resolute and still, 
And calm, and self-possessed." 

j|T IS Miss Pearson, our art teacher, and she is all of 
*J these with a goodly measure of humor added. 

It is not for the class of 1921 to drop her from our 
memory with "onward, consistent movement, balance, 
harmony and rhythm" jotted down in our "little" note 
books and yet if we did try, how could we? Miss 
Pearson has always been kind, considerate, interesting and 
inspiring, and she has the best wishes of every member 
of our class. 



Mxbb Sosa £ Bmrit 

She is all sunshine, in her face 
The very soul of sweetness shows. 

Fairest and gentlest of her race 
Whose smile it is a bliss to know. 

^UJfELL might this be said of Miss Searle, whose smile 
*** is so winning and manner so pleasing that all who 
know her love her. If we were ever troubled we always 
went to Miss Searle with our "Lesson Plan and Arith- 
metic Problems" because we knew she would be ready and 
willing to help us out. 

And where would our Glee Club be but for Miss Searle? 
It is to her that much of the success of our concerts is 
due. 

A graduate of the Westfield Normal School, Miss Searle 
also took summer courses in music at Boston and Evans- 
ton, 111., and 

"Knowing well the future's need 
Her prescient wisdom sows the seed 
To flower in years unborn." 




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Mr. Albert (&. lEl&ribg? 

Thanks, thanks to thee, my worthy friend, 
For the lesson thou has taught. 
Thus at the flaming forge of life 
Our fortunes must be wrought; 
Thus on its sounding anvil shaped 
Each burning deed and thought. 

3j||tHAT words could better express our feeling to Mr. 
*** Eldridge who has given us so many helpful and 
excellent suggestions during the year and a half which 
we spent in his classes? He has always found some special 
feature in our recitations to commend, even though we 
knew our work was "guess work." So now, Mr. Eldridge, 
the class of 1921, in departing from your ranks, express 
to you their heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the 
many kindnesses shown them by you, and wish you suc- 
cess in the years to come. 



ilia* ilanj ffinutHe langljt 

"To every one there cometh a way 

And a way, and a way, 
The high soul takes the high way 

The low soul takes the low way." 

3jtj|HEN the way came, our loving friend and teacher, 
-W 1 Miss Baright, took "the high way." 

She was born in Poughkeepsie, New York where she 
attended the public schools, but not satisfied with this 
she went to Boston University, Curry's School of Ex- 
pression and Chicago University. 

When she began her career as a teacher, the little 
country school was her starting point. In a short time, 
however, wider paths opened to her and she taught in 
a private school in Nashville, Tennessee, the State Nor- 
mal School in Westchester, Pennsylvania, the State 
Normal School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and then, in 
1902, she came to the English Department of our own 
Normal School. 

It is to Miss Baright's careful supervision and helpful 
instruction that we owe the success of our class-play for 
which we here wish to thank her. 

She is very much in love with her work, and through 
her delightful story-telling and interpretative readings, 
she has awakened in us all a real appreciation of the best 
in literature. 




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Mies AnnU QL Stole 

TO ID anyone ever suggest anything too troublesome 
** or too strenuous for Miss Skeele? We say unani- 
mously, "No!" None of us forget how kind, thoughtful, 
and inspiring Miss Skeele has been in helping us with 
our many difficult problems so let's give three cheers 
for Miss Skeele as a true friend of the girls of N. A. N. S., 
1921! 

She graduated from the State Normal School at Bridge- 
water, after which she studied at the Posse Gymnasium 
in Boston. For two years she taught in a private gym- 
nasium and was director of physical training at the 
State Normal School at Mansfield, Pa., for two years. 
Then she came to the North Adams Normal School as 
instructor in hygiene and physical training and has been 
with us ever since. 



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"Add to her sweet attractive grace 
And loveliness of form and face 
The gift of mind by Nature given: 
Then in her life of beauty trace 
Something of earth and more of heaven." 

f()W zealously Miss Sholes has endeavored to teach 
us the art of cooking and sewing. Incessantly 
and untiringly has she labored with the girls. 

To this dear teacher we owe our ability to master the 
problems of sewing seams and cooking "white sauce." 

The sunshine of her smile and her cheery voice has 
often been an inspiration to us, to try and become a 
teacher like her. 

Who would not he captivated by her attractive, dainty 
dignified and immaculate personality! 

We especially appreciate her effort in revising our 
"Normal Cook" books. 

We girls of 1921 owe a great deal to Miss Sholes, and 
we extend to her our appreciation and gratitude for all 
that she has done to make us enjoy our work with her. 

May she have a long, and prosperous future! 




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UUhh Anna 3L Hamnljt? r 

"It may not be possible to be supreme in more than one 
art, but the arts illustrate each other; and a knowledge 
of other arts and their capacities is sure to react upon 
an artist's practice in the one which most absorbs him." 

jj^N OUR Junior year we all had an opportunity to be- 
*& come acquainted with Miss Lamphier in the Handi- 
craft Department. 

Many were the times it was Miss Lamphier's keen eye 
that detected we should be commended for our good 
work or our mistake. 

Here in such work as basketry and caning chair seats, 
she impressed upon us the necessity of carefulness and 
exactness. Now, at the end of our Normal course, we 
will admit that to be so painstaking was all very much 
worth while. 

The girls cannot appreciate Miss Lamphier's helpful 
suggestions and the art she taught to the fullest extent. 

The Class of 1921 wish Miss Lamphier the most pros- 
perous future! 



Mr. Qllfmnao Jff. (Hummtnna 

To him, whose happy smile has always won 
The good wishes of the class of 1921. 



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we met down stairs in the handicraft room the 
man of the "happy smiles," Mr. Thomas F. Cummings. 

How many times have we dragged our weary bodies 
up from training school or out of arithmetic, language or 
sanitation down to the wood-work room where soon 
our weariness left us and in its place came ambition 
inspired by our teacher's helpfulness and cheerfulness! 

During our junior year we liked Monday and Wed- 
nesday afternoon best. "Why?" you ask. Because 
it was on these afternoons that we had wood-work with 
Mr. Cummings. Ask a Junior today how she likes Mr. 
Cummings and the answer sure to be given is, "Isn't he 
just grand?" 

To Mr. Cummings can justly be applied the following 
lines, 

"And that smile like sunshine darts, 
Into many sunless hearts." 




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fflra, fEliza 0ka?m? (&ravta 

JjCOW we missed those good old Southern songs and 
'<*% stories when we came back as Seniors in September, 
1920. Where was Mrs. Graves, the teller of these tales? 
Much to our sorrow we were informed that it would 
be many weeks before she would again be with us, for 
she had fallen and broken her arm. It was the last of 
October before her cheerful whistle was heard in the cor- 
ridors of Taconic Hall and the girls had a chance to sit 
at her table again. 

Mrs. Graves was graduated from the Free Kindergarten 
Association of Louisville, Kentucky, and also held the 
office of Principal in that same city. 

She was also training teacher and supervisor of two 
kindergartens in the State Normal School at Willimantic, 
Connecticut. 

Since 1904 she has been principal of the Kindergarten 
in our training school and training teacher in the Kinder- 
garten Primary at Normal. 

Mrs. Graves is leaving us this year and wherever she 
goes, the class of 1921 extends to her their best wishes. 



fHtss iEJma £. Hamll 

"A blissful certainty, a vision bright 

Of that rare happiness, which even on earth 

Heaven gives to those it loves." 

AS JUNIORS we found ourselves eagerly looking 
forward to our classes with Miss Varrell. We 
tried hard to do our best for it was a pleasure to work 
with one so full of animation. It was with deep dis- 
appointment, on our part, that we saw her leave after 
our first year. Altho not a member of our faculty during 
our entire course, she will not be forgotten and we give 
her our sincerest wishes for success in whatever she may 
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Mxbb Align 

"To know, to esteem, to love." 

itUflSS Allyn, a graduate of the Holyoke High School, 
~Wl came to us during our Senior year to take charge 
of the Department of Correspondence Courses. A truer 
friend you will find nowhere for in one short year she has 
won a place forever in all our hearts. She is always ready for 
fun and greets you with a smile whenever she meets you. 
How could we have gotten along without her cheerful- 
ness? Surely the class of 1921 owes a great deal to Miss 
Allyn to whom we extend our best wishes. 



Mibb Eluira 0L Iraton 

"Full of the deepest, purest thought, 
Doing the very things she ought, 
Busy in all good deeds." 

TCERE is Miss Braden whom we all hold so dear in our 
™ hearts. During our Junior year Miss Braden 
was with us working as "Assistant in the Extension De- 
partment" but more than this she was an assistant to 
everyone in need of advice and encouragement. She was 
well qualified for this position but always looking for- 
ward to great things, she left us and went to the Na- 
tional Y. W. C.A. school in New York to fit herself for 
organizing Y. W. C. A. centers in China. Having com- 
pleted her course Miss Braden expects to start for the 
interior of China about the middle of August. 

We are very proud that we have one more from our 
school family to go out and do the work so many of us 
have not the courage to undertake. May success be with 
her in this great work in which she will soon engage her- 
self, thus proving the truth of these words of the poet: 

"True worth is in being, not seeming 
In doing each day that goes by, 

Some little good — not in dreaming 
Of great things to do by and by." 




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ilrH. 3%r2a Han £tt? n 

"But if the while I think 

On thee, dear friend, 
All losses are restored, 

And sorrows end." 

— W. Shakespeare 

A MAJESTIC peace still lingers in our memory of 
the happy and useful years which we spent under Mrs. 
Van's careful guidance. Whenever the clouds darken 
the sunshine in our later lives, our thoughts will 
turn to her, who instilled in our hearts the hope of better 
things to be won. 

She possesses the gift of being able to extend sympathy 
and understanding to those about her. 

Mrs. Van Etten graduated from the Oneonta High and 
Normal Schools, Oneonta Business School and Boston 
School of Domestic Science and has been our matron, 
friend and guide, at Taconic Hall. 

We, the class of 1921 have indeed been fortunate in 
having such a personality to direct us during our life at 
our Alma Mater. 



iHiH0 GHjprrHa 1L Jte rguann 

"True worth is in being, not seeming, 
In doing each day that goes by, 
Some little good." 

/TfHIS is the feeling everyone has for our good-natured 
v obliging friend, who signs the blue and yellow ab- 
sence and tardy blanks. She possesses an abundance of 
human kindness and good nature and always wears a 
smile. We will ever remember when we leave N. A. N. S. 
how Miss Ferguson went out of her way to do the nice 
little things for each and everyone of us, how she doled 
out the months' "salaries" to the dormitory girls, and how 
she never scolded when we intruded on her privacy, in 
her office. Good luck to Miss Ferguson is the wish of 
this year's class. 




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President, ALEXANDRA I. SMITH 

Vice-President, A. MlLLICENT GALUSHA 

Treasurer, GRACE E. CORCORAN 

Secretary, BERYL SrODDEN 
Class Advisor, ROY LEON SMITH 



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JOSEPHINE STUART ADAMS, Adams, Mass. 

"Greeting each new day in her own happy way, 
With a merry look and a carefree way, 
Onward she goes with a heart so gay." 

£2|jUCH is "Jo" who with her good-natured smile and 
^^ her happy-go-lucky manner has won her way into 
the hearts of all her classmates. Always ready and wil- 
ling to enjoy a good time, she is especially enthusiastic 
over sports. Tennis and basketball are her favorites and 
indeed very few are superior to "Jo" in a good game of 
tennis. 

As she loves all out of doors and enjoys long tramps 
into the country, so, next year we can safely predict that 
"Jo" will secure a school in the country where she can 
enjoy nature to her heart's content. 

Whatever she does or wherever she goes the best wishes 
of the class of 1921 will be with her. 



ANNA ARONSTEIN, North Adams, Mass. 

"Strong as the ship that braves the blast 

Upon a stormy sea; 
Deep as the ocean's rippling tides, 

So shall our friendship be." 

ANNA is a friend to everyone in class and surely 
this verse shows our appreciation of her attitude 
toward us. 

If you wish anyone to do you a favor, my advice would 
be, seek for Anna. 

She is one of our star athletes and, when there is to 
be a five pointer made, you will find Anna always there. 

One of her strongest talents is selling tickets for which 
we all hold her in high esteem. 

The class of '21 wish you the finest possible luck. 




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GRACE R. BARBER, Williamstown, Mass. 

N 1902, during an age otherwise peaceful and be- 
nignant, it was rumored that some very unusual 
event has taken place in the "Village Beautiful." Upon 
reading the newspapers we were enlightened that Grace 
R. Barber had been started on her earthly career. After 
a time, by a great effort, people succeeded in passing the 
crisis safely, not quite recovering however, for wasn't 
the world responsible for this little "prairie flower?" 

However, all thru her two years' course at Normal, 
"Barb" has proved herself capable of dispelling this cause 
of alarm, and responsibility, by proving herself a very 
independent young lady. She expresses her feelings 
and contributes suggestions with the utmost sincerity 
and cannot be counted among those who follow the crowd 
in this matter. 

Everyone realizes "Barb's" high rank in both scholar- 
ship and social affairs. She has been known to enter a 
class without even preparing her lesson and during class, rise and make an excellent recitation. 
Any how many times have we heard girls remark, "My, but you 'toddle' just like a fellow down 
home, give me the next dance." Also this classmate of ours is a member of the Glee Club. 
This affords good practice for her as we know she will continue to sing her way thru life and with 
her good-nature and love of fun conquer every task she undertakes. Oh! yes, girls, she took 
the Domestic Science course. Use your imagination to answer why. 




MABEL GRACE CHITTIM, Easthampton, Mass. 

"She is a maid of artless grace, 
Gentle in form and fair of face." 

fjtttABEL is one of the few girls whose contagious laugh, 
<*W ready wit, and willingness to help others, have made 
her popular with the girls and the faculty. She has 
worked hard for the class by serving on many committees, 
and by eating innumerable chocolate bars and lolly-pops. 
We know it was her desire to help the class that urged 
her to buy so much candy! 

In athletics Mabel has showed her skill, for she is 
right there when it comes to shooting a basket or inter- 
preting the various exercises in our "gym" notes. 

She has always been a favorite at our social times, 
particularly our "man dances," and never has had any 
trouble in enticing one of the opposite sex to venture 
within our balls. 

Of course, Mabel will be true to her Alma Mater and 
will teach for a year at least, but after that — maybe 
we had better wait and see. 




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ALICE V. COLLINS, South Lee, Mass. 

Beauty gives 

The features perfectness, and to the form 

It's delicate proportions, yet 

One glance of intellect 

Like stronger magic, will outshine it all. 

^UlfE thought Alice was very quiet and demure when 
Wtl s he first came to the Normal School, but we changed 
our minds before we knew her very long. 

She is very, oh, so very fond of studying that she may 
be found at eleven o'clock at night bent over her books, 
blissfully unconscious of the passing hours. 

Alice hales from South Lee and graduated from Lee 
High School before she appeared at Normal. When she 
goes into the wide, wide world as instructor of youth, 
we hope that she will teach in a place where there will be 
larks in (Larkin) the morning to spur her on to her 
future tasks. 



MILDRED A. CONNORS, Adams, Mass. 

"And welcome wheresoe'er she went 
A calm and graceful, element." 

.UCH is Mildred, one of our Adams girls. Both at 
Normal and training school she has been very successful. 
Because of her ability she has been called upon to sub- 
stitute, both here and in Stockbridge. In playing stationary 
basketball she has also shown much skill in the two 
point circle. Because of these accomplishments we are 
expecting great things of you, Mildred. 




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FLORENCE K. CONNORS, Adams, Mass. 

'Tis "Fawnie" that girl with the eyes so blue 
With the dusky hair, and the smile so true; 
Always a friend, when a friend we need, 
Always ready to help, in word or deed." 

"JHEFORE Florence had been in our school very many 
W* weeks, she had walked right into the hearts of her 
schoolmates. 

Those of us who knew her best, we outside girls, often 
thought of her as our peacemaker. Whenever a dispute 
arose, over anything from "kittens" to Bolsheviki, 
Florence was right there, not simply on the winning side, 
but as the pacifier of the furiously contending forces. 

Florence was always more than ready for a good time 
too, and whether it was only a "movie" show, or some- 
thing far more exciting, she never failed to be on hand. 

The class of '21, "dorm" girls and "outside" girls alike, 
unite in wishing "Fawnie" a successful and happy future. 



GRACE E. CORCORAN, Glendale, Mass. 

Perform your duties with pure intention, 
Do what is right because it is right; 
If you are conscientious, you cannot 
But have some character. 

rfjtttANY and varied were Grace's duties and the prob- 
2JVK lems which she had to solve. There was no place for 
shirking in her life. She did what was right and did it 
well. As our House President, she was true and faith- 
ful to all. Grace was also our Glee Club leader and the 
Treasurer of our class. But though these were positions 
requiring much care, thoughtfulness and attention, she 
was not one to be downhearted or discouraged with bur- 
dens. At any time, may I say, could her merry laughter 
be heard ringing through our halls and for the rest of 
us not to join in her happy mood, would be inconceivable. 
May she always be as successful and happy in her fut- 
ure tasks, is the desire and wish of us all. 




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ELIZABETH M. CRONIN, Bennington, Vt. 

May your sky be bright and blue. 
May you succeed in all you do; 
And when you are about to fret, 
Remember, dear, we love you yet. 

TpLIZABETH is another loyal Vermonter who comes 
>^ to us from that "Progressive Town." Do we not know 
something about it? 

This associate of ours is better known to the girls of 
Taconic Hall as Betty or Cronie. Either will do. 

Yes, Betty has proved herself a worthy friend and class- 
mate. She can do most anything from being a charming 
hostess to running an "Anderson Six." 

Oh! how happy we all were when the so long looked 
for maple sugar arrived at Taconic Hall. 

To you, Betty, we extend the star of success to shine 
over your head whenever you are imparting knowledge to 
children. 






BESSIE I. DOMIN, Blackinton, Mass. 

It was a pretty picture, full of grace, 
The slender form, the delicate thin face, 
The swaying motion, as she hurried by, 
The shining feet, the laughter in her eye, 
That o'er her face in ripples gleamed and danced. 

"/AUR Bess" is a picture to us for she is a shining light 
VU/ in all activities from being a guard in basketball 
to a fine cook on third floor. She is a very gay and cheer- 
ful girl always ready to do anything for anybody at any 
time. She is very active in all school affairs. Almost 
every committee Bess has served on and most of the 
brilliant things carried on were of Bess's suggestion. 
Good times come her way, too; for all have heard of the 
gaiety in North Adams and Williamstown. 

Here's a successful and happy life to the girl who is so 
close to our hearts. 




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MARTHA E. DURNIN, North Adams, Mass. 

"Then her mirth — oh, 'twas 

Sportive as ever took wing 
From the heart with a burst, 

Like the wild -bird in spring; 
Illum'd by a wit that would 

Fascinate sages, 
Yet playful as Peris just 

Loosed from their cages." 

TOOES this not describe our Martha? I know that 
<«»* you will say yes, for in her short stay here of just 
two years, she has endeared herself to us by her mirth and 
witty sayings. 

We know that she will be successful in anything that 
she undertakes and we send our hearty wishes with her 
on the road to success. 



A. MILLICENT GALUSHA, Windsor, Mass. 

"Laugh and the world laughs with you; 
Weep and you weep alone." 

77( HIS is her motto and she lives up to it too. Since 
^ the day of her arrival at Taconic Hall, Millicent 
has entered heartily into our school life. Bright, laugh- 
ing, and cheerful, she has been an inspiration in our classes 
where her tongue is always ready to express the frank 
opinions of a keen mind. 

What is that you ask, you would consider it a privi- 
lege to know her? Well, I don't blame you. I forgot to 
say that letter writing and telephone calls are her special 
forms of amusement, and if you can get her address, 
you can form a very satisfactory friendship thru corre- 
spondence. 

Millicent is energetic too. From being editor of our 
Normalogue and vice-president of our class to teaching 
school at Bishop, she has proved herself thoroughly 
efficient. Wherever she goes, success will go with her. 




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IDA GIBBS, Hatfield, Mass. 

Ever ready, ever dear; 
Let come what may, 
But never a tear! 

"IWHAT'S the use of worrying?" asks Ida. So on the 
**■ way rejoicing she goes. Ida is one of our jolly 
good natured girls always ready for fun. 

And she is ambitious, and an earnest worker just the 
same. Her ability along "Domestic Science" lines has 
been appreciated by everyone of us. 

If you look keenly into the future, you may see her in 
her "Little Gray Home in the West." 



MILDRED L. HARRIS, South Deerfield, Mass. 

"Ready in heart and ready in hand." 

ijtttlLDRED is the most willing girl in the whole class 
■J** to give a kind suggestion or to help in any way. 
We need not ask her to see a thing through for we are 
sure that when she is the chairman of a committee the 
work in hand will be well done. 

Mildred is also a very conscientious and studious 
girl. We know how successful she has been in her teach- 
ing at the training school and in her substituting. 

Mildred is very fond of Physical Training work. 

We will never be able to fully appreciate Mildred's 
helpfulness but will have a pleasant memory of the many 
things she did for us. 

We wish her the very best of future success wherever 
she may go! 




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MARION HOPE MALLERY, North Adams, Mass. 

'Smile awhile 
And while you smile another smiles, 
And soon there are miles and miles 
of smiles." 

rftttARION'S miles of smiles nave reached every heart 
2)*l of our Senior Class. How will we be able to get 
along without Marion to chase away our troubles, sing 
us the latest songs, and teach us the newest dances? 
We are sure we do not know. 

Marion has met such success while she was with us 
that we are sure she will be successful in the outside world. 

"Here's to you. 
Who's like you? 
Nobody!" 



MARION E. MARLEY, North Adams, Mass. 

Here's to the truest of all who are true, 
Here's to the neatest one, 
Here's to the sweetest one, 
Here's to them all in one — 
Here's to you, Marion! 

^VTOW don't you think this verse just suits her? Where 
^ could we find a girl who has been truer to '21 or 
worked harder for its success than Marion Marley? And 
we all know exactly how neat and sweet she is, it 
can be easily said that Marion has made her two years at 
N. A. N. S. satisfactory to all concerned for no one has 
ever known her to enter a class unprepared without a 
good excuse when such an excuse was necessary. She 
has studied hard, but if we look closely into the matter 
we will find that she has also managed in some miraculous 
way to have time to entertain certain of her friends 
at least once or twice a week. When all is said and done, 
we find it an easy matter to extend to Marion our best 
wishes wherever she may be. 




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LORETTA JOSEPHINE LOFTUS, North Adams, Mass. 

"What matter if the world go wrong? 
She has the happy gift 
To see the good that's in the way, 
And give the rest a lift." 

SOESN'T this explain" Loret," for she is one of the opti- 
mistic members of the class? How often, at lunch 
hour, have we laughed at some of her original sayings! 
She is also noted for her gym work, especially as guard 
in stationary. It is hinted that "Loret" conducted a 
successful dancing during the noon hour last year. 

We know that Loretta will carry her wit with her al- 
ways , to cheer some down-hearted friend and we all wish 
her the best of luck and happiness in the future. 



ELIZABETH A. MACKEY, Blackinton, Mass. 

"/j^H, take my coat a minute while I tie my tie and 
^7 put on my sweater belt." These are words very 
familiar to us who travel forth to Normal on the 8:15. 
They come from our dear little friend, Betty. Speaking 
of other things, did you ever notice Betty's failing for 
Small people? This seems to have increased since the 
Williams Prom and we shouldn't be surprised to hear 
that she herself was a really and truly Small person. 

But before this Betty wants to teach a couple of years 
in a little country place in the South, and we expect it 
will be South Williamstown. 

Anyway, all our best wishes go with you, but, "Beware 
of Eighth Grades," Betty. 




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HELEN F. McCABE, North Adams, Mass. 

"They tell me of her merry laugh; 
Her rich, whole-hearted glee." 

fOU will agree with me that Helen McCabe is the 
person spoken of in this verse. Some wonder how 
she keeps that pleasant disposition, but we who know 
her say "it's in her." 

Aside from her good nature, she can hold her own in 
basketball, for didn't she play on the Girls' Club Team? 

"Can she dance?" you ask. Haven't you ever been to 
the "man dances?" Haven't you ever seen her at lunch 
hour? Just watch the way she manages her feet. 

Just because she can do all these sporting things doesn't 
mean she isn't a good scholar. She's a star for reason- 
ing power. Take your problems to her. 

Well, we hope she won't change any, for we all wish 
her luck and know she will "make her way in the world," 
wherever she goes — probably Bennington? 



JULIA M. McLANE, Underhill, Vt. 
"She's a book to be with care perused." 

A TRUE, loyal daughter of the beautiful green moun- 
tain State is Julia! 
She is one of the most reliable and conscientious girls 
in our midst. She would NEVER think of going to a 
class unprepared, or of taking a bath during Study 

Hour, or of letting anyone mispronounce "address," 

We all expect great things of our auburn-haired sister, 
and we all know that she will ever stand for the best 
in life and in her profession. Good luck, Julie! 




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VIOLA McKAY, North Adams, Mass. 

"God took the sunshine from the sky 

And wove it in your hair, 
Then breathed on you, and bade you speak 

And you were wondrous fair." 

TlTOR two years Viola has been quietly (?) roaming 
^ through our halls with her "pals." To all she is 
held very dear, for she is always ready to smile when 
we are happy, or to sympathize when we have our tales 
of woe. In fact, she has been steadily fulfilling the 
qualifications of "an-all-around-girl." 

"She had the gifts that win silent praise 
For every life that touched her's lived anew, 

And worshipped her in each heart's secret place 
With love and trust that ever deeper grew." 



ALICE E. MOONEY, Dalton, Mass. 

"She lives at peace with all mankind, 
In friendship she is true." 

JjT*ITTLE Alice Mooney is our true friend and has 
*~* worked her way into our hearts by her silence. 
She always lets the rest do the talking, and you never 
can tell what she is thinking. In the three pointer circle 
she has won fame, but it takes more than a few three 
pointers to make her concerned during "gym." Always 
at 4:45 on Fridays Alice boards the car for Dalton. Just 
what the attraction we cannot truthfully say, but — ! ! 

We can all predict a successful future for Alice no mat- 
ter if teaching will not be her chosen profession for long. 




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RACHEL J. PALMER, Stockbridge, Mass. 

"Jud" "Ray" 
"Her friends, they are many, 

Her foes, are there any?" 

3j|||HO is it? There is no need for you to answer. 
*** When Jud Palmer came before our gaze two years 
ago this next September, we saw some Seniors look her 
up and down, and "Ah! Hah!" said they. "Looks 
me like a future member of our Glee Club." 

"She'll make a great guard on the Junior basket-ball 
team." 

"A stately woman for the play." 

But the Juniors said, "Just the girl for our president," 
and will you believe me, she filled all their expectations 
and more, too. 

So here's to you, Rachel, the happy girl from "the 
richest town in the State" and may your teaching course 
be a great success! 



MARION E. PARKER, Lenox, Mass. 

Oh sweet, good natured Marion 
You're so jolly and so true, 

You're so loving, kind and merry 
That you make us all love you. 

Crushes! Well I guess so! 

There are none that can surpass, 
For you love us all alike, 

And one outside the class. 

,OMEONE exclaims, "was that the telephone?" and 
our ever ready Marion who is always faithful to 
her duty jumps up and is gone to answer the call before 
we realize her absence. I am sure that all who know her 
will miss her a great deal, especially some of the teachers 
whose calls she is always pleased to answer. 

We all hope that Marion will have a prosperous future, 
but I am sure it will not all be spent in teaching school. 




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GRACE E. PINKHAM, North Adams, Mass. 

/|7 RACE E. Pinkham or better still— just "Pinkie"— is 
^fi* the happy possessor of a wonderful personality and 
of a "smile that won't come off." 

Indeed "Pinkie's" sunny disposition has made her the 
sweet-heart of the training school. She is also one of our 
j oiliest girls as well as one of the best sports in the class. 

We all know "Pinkie" has a hobby for music and for 
two years she has favored the Glee Club with her charm- 
ing voice. In fact Grace has been a very efficient student, 
and we all know that she will make a great success as a 
teacher. 

Best o' luck, "Pinkie." 



ISABEL M. ROBERTSON, Leyden, Mass. 

"For she is just the quiet kind 
Whose Nature never varies 
Like streams that keep the summer mind 
Snow-hid in January." 

£LUCH is Isabel one of the quietest girls of our class. 
s~* And yet, is it not the quiet soul that is steadfast, 
calm, and sure? 

Isabel's head is full of a variety of things, her fertile 
brain astonishing us more and more each day. When 
an especially difficult question is asked in class, and the 
faces of the girls take on a look of blank amazement it 
is soon dispelled when Isabel very fluently produces the 
desired information. 

She is thoroughly interested in work? carried on at 
"M. A. C." and she evidently sees a connection between 
M. A. C. duties and her H. A. Course here. 

Yet, whatever "line of work" she undertakes, success 
will surely follow in her footsteps. 

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RUTH MARY ROCKWOOD, Bennington, Vermont 

"Ruth is jolly, Ruth is gay, 
Ruth is sweet in her own true way, 
For Ruth likes candy and all that's nice, 
And we hope her life will be full of spice." 

IjJES, indeed "Ruthie Mary" is jolly, full of "pep" 
^j| and mischief. The latter comes out frequently when she 
tries to make life interesting for some (?) of the girls in 
Room 38. She is easily forgiven however for who could 
resist that captivating smile, voice, and personality 
when she says "Mutt." 

At present her mind is directed toward Drury, but 
such has not always been the case for didn't we hear 
about a Johnnie at C. N. S. Of course!! 

May good luck and every happiness be yours, Ruthie 
Mary. 



RACHEL P. SISSON, Mill River, Mass. 

"A full rich nature, free to trust, 
Truthful and almost sternly just." 

TrtACHEL joined us in our senior year to complete her 
*& course at N. A. N. S. She has had a year's exper- 
ience and is therefore wiser than the rest of us in the 
mysteries of teaching, and although she is too modest to 
tell us of her success with her little kindergartners, we 
know that it is safely assured. 

In our "dorm" life, Rachel has faithfully fulfilled her 
duties as a member of the Student Council in keeping 
the second floor free from disorder. 

Her name will always bring to our minds the memory 
of a loyal classmate — a classmate who has never failed 
us, and we can truly say of her that our class has been 
better for her being in it. 




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ALEXANDRA I. SMITH, Chadwick, N. Y. 

"Gallant, graceful, gentle, tall, 
Fairest, noblest, best of all." 

Tf/'NOWN to all of us simply as Alex, yet she is our Cls 
-KV President, Member of the Glee Club, and one of t 
star students of her class. Alex has served us faithfully, e\ 
willing to help in any way where she seems most needf 
Often she has urged us on to do our best for N. A. N. 
when our spirits have been low and our hopes few. 

We wish you success and happiness and hope th 
Massachusetts may claim you as a teacher. 



KATHERINE A. STARR, North Adams, Mass. 

"Twinkle, twinkle, little Starr, 
How we love you as you are! 
Just chuck full of hearty mirth 
Like a sky -lark to the earth." 

ItJES! This is Katherine: — the picture is Katherine 
!H and the poem means Katherine. She lives up to 
her name in everything. Who doesn't know what she 
can do in all her classes, in basketball, tennis, and last 
but not least, snowshoeing? She looks quiet and wise 
here; she is wise, but she can make as much noise as the 
rest of us most of the time. Katherine comes to school 
in the morning prepared to recite on anything and every- 
thing, and she is not the one to have around when you 
are trying to study for she insists on telling you what 
she saw in "Vogue" or about the book she's reading. 

She is small, but she has proved herself capable of big 
things in our class play especially. 

Goodbye, Katherine. We're glad we're going at the 
same time you are because we would hate to be left 
without you. 




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HELEN STEVENS, Egremont, Mass. 

If only as God's thoughts we live, 
What lovely thought had he 

When in this world of rain and shine 
He one time thought of thee ! 

TTTHIS can truthfully be eaid of Helen, who lives in the 
V/ beautiful little town of Egremont. Helen has been a 
member of our Glee Club for two years and her sweet 
voice has added charm to the singing. Always quiet and 
unassuming, she has found her way into the hearts of her 
friends and holds a cherished place in each. Her cheery 
"Good Morning" and her sunny smile have turned many 
dark days into sunshine and her ever readiness to help 
others in need has endeared her to all. May happiness 
and prosperity go hand in hand with her through life. 



BERYL W. STODDEN, North Adams, Mass. 

"Let me live in the house by the side of the road 
And be a friend to man." 

3jt|JHERE can we find any other words more suitable 
W to describe her who has been our school-mate for 
the past two years? Always when in doubt we have 
turned to Beryl and always found her "a friend to man." 
Of a loving, and cheerful disposition, she has urged us on 
to duty as she saw it. And so, we, the class of 1921, 
wish her success in the years to come. 







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RUTH M. WALKER, Adams, Mass. 

Here's to Ruth, a bonnie. lass 
Who has won the love of all her class 
Although she appears very meek and mild 
She is often a very unruly child. 

70 UTH'S sunny, genial disposition has won for her the 
**X hearts of her classmates. She belongs to the trolley 
brigade, traveling from Adams to learn the art of school 
teaching. As the 8:15 trolley rolls down Ashland Street 
bringing its group of "Normalites" unwilling to leave its 
cradling motion, — one will always find Ruth. By one 
look at her you may be sure she has prepared her day's 
lessons. 

During her Senior year we find her especially interested 
in Household Arts. She has also been a member of our 
Glee Club, holding the responsible position of librarian. 

Now let our last word to Ruth be success. 

From her friends at N. A. N. S. 



ELIZABETH MARY WALSH, North Bennington, Vt. 

You would never think her quiet 
You would know that she is wise, 
And it is easy to see the mischief 
In her big, bright, blue, eyes. 

£2JNCE Libby joined us she has been a delight to us all. 
*** Many are the times she has brightened us by some 
witty remark or by that characteristic head shake. 
Elizabeth's motto is, "Never Say Die," and she lives 
up to it, too. No matter how difficult the question may 
be she is always ready to tell us what "I think" and hei 
classmates know that she is noted for her clear-cut think- 
ing. 

Libby is a friend to all and if ever a girl is to be suc- 
cessful it is she. In the future we will not be surprised to 
hear of her as a power in the state and whatever her 
undertaking we sincerely wish her much success. 




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FRANCES M. WOOD, Wilmington, Vt. 

"She is pretty to walk with, 
And witty to talk with 
And pleasant to think on. 

fES, this is our Frances, a loyal member of N. A. N. 
S. and a true Vermonter as she comes from the little 
town of Wilmington. She is also one of that little group 
of girls who came from Castleton, to finish her normal 
course with us. 

"Frankie's" interests center especially around elec- 
tricity in and around Brooklyn, field clerking, U. V. M. 
students, and the ministry. 

"Frenchie" delights in athletics, fishing, transplanting 
pansies at 5 A. M., and taking corners off the side-walks 
with her Buick. May luck go with her! 




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June 16, 1920 

^4% ECALLING the social events of our Junior year it is acknowledged that our banquet 
1J\ at Taconic Hall was one of the most enjoyable events of the year. The best part 
'^ of it was that every member of our class was present. 

At 6 P. M. we assembled in the dining room where we were greeted by the bright decora- 
tions. All was very pretty and the flowers harmonized effectively with the gay dress of the 
girls. 

We must never forget how daintily our teachers served us. And girls, do you remember 
the juicy steak, the creamy mashed potato, the pear salad, the olives, the demi tasse and 
lastly the ice cream which was deluged with chocolate sauce? 

One might think with these good things before us we would have tended strictly to our 
eating. However, this was not the case for from one table and then from another came 
either a speech, a toast or a song, after which our "Alma Mater" was sung with deeper ap- 
preciation than e'er before. 

On leaving the dining room we prepared (?) our Senior's cots for the night and left with 
each a lunch (prisoner's fare.) 

The remainder of our time was spent in dancing and in hunting for Mr. Murdock 
from whom we wished to get permission to do away with study hour, but in vain. He was 
not to be found so we reconciled ourselves as best we could. 

It was with regret that we disbanded so eaily, but everyone was more than happy 
because — Our Banquet — had been such a success. 

A. Millicent Galusha 



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'ItfROMPTLY at 7.30 we, the happy and carefree 1921'ers, arrived at North Adams' 
Ili biggest hotel — The Richmond. Many and envious were the glances sent our way 

as we entered those stately portals. We soon adjourned to the "Men's Calf", as 
Mr. Smith puts it, where we had the great privilege of eating in a private dining room. 

The dining room was very pretty and was decorated with peonies, the gift of Mrs. 
Van Etten. At the head of the table sat our president, with Mrs. Couch at her right and 
Mr. Smith at her left. Mrs. Smith and Mr. Couch sat nearby. At the foot sat the bride 
and groom of our own wedding, Mr. and Mrs. I. Am Stout. 

We, the thirty-nine of us, seated ourselves and began our delicious dinner but were 
soon startled by the voice of Loretta Loftus, who begged us to listen as she gave us a few 
rules, entitled "How to Behave at a Senior Banquet." Shall we ever forget those bright 
"witticisms" uttered by this clever classmate? 

Songs were started between courses including "Anybody Seen My Kitty?" "We 
Never Knew", "Doggone That Moon," "N'er Will We Forget." 

During the last course our president called on Marion Marley and Mabel Chittim 
for toasts, "To Mrs. Couch" and "To Mr. Smith" which just fit both. Helen Stevens 
followed with "To Our Faculty" and Mildred Harris "To Our Training School Teachers." 
An excellent toast "To Our Lesson Plans" was given by Isabel Robertson. This was followed 
by the class song. 

We were then presented with our gifts from the class which had been so thoughtfully 
prepared by Jud Palmer, Helen McCabe, and Joe Adams. These were received and each 
member of the class read her own. 

Marion Mallery's prophecy was given as only Marion could give it and after we 
found out from Vi. McKay what was to become of our prophet, we gave three cheers for 
both. The toasts "To The Juniors," "To The Officers," "To The Electrics," then fol- 
lowed by Florence and Mildred Connors and Marion Mallery. Then Betty Mackey rose 
with a great toast to "Our Man Dances." 

These were followed by the speakers of the evening, Mr. Smith and Mr. Couch, 
who were enjoyed very much. 

Then we adjourned into the large room where we played the piano, sang songs, danced, 
until 10:30 when we sang Alma Mater, gave a Rah, Rah! for our chaperones and the com- 
mittee and left for home and the Dorm. "Everybody happy, everybody happy. Oh!" 

A. I. Smith 



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RICHMOND HOTEL, JUNE 16, 1921 

TOAST TO THE FACULTY 
Here's to you, faculty, so true and so wise, 
Who have tried t o give us the best of advice, 
The knowledge you've taught us at N. A. N. S., 
We know how hard you've tried to impress 
And as we review the two years just passed 
Filled with labor, but lightened with play 
Our hearts are ever turned back to you 
With love and sincerity. 

Helen B. Stevens 



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TOASTS TO THE OFFICERS 

Who is there now among us of the class of '21 
We chose to be the one to see that everything was done? 
Who was it that accepted, and then bried with all her might 
To make the class successful, and do whate'er was right? 
Our President. 

Who came here from a mountain town and made herself so handy 
In swelling up our treasury by merchandising candy? 
Who was it kept good natured when the rest of us were blue? 
Who was the friend to every one, a friend both tried and true? 
Our Vice-President. 

Who kept the records of our class and always did good work? 
Who came to all our meetings and was never known to shirk? 
Who never yet refused to do whatever you might ask, 
And never was discouraged at the size of any task? 
Our Secretary. 

Who handled all our cash and guarded every single cent, 
And kept accounts of whence it came and also where it went? 
Who was the one relied upon to keep us out of debt, 
And when our bills came pouring in, to see that they were met? 
Our Treasurer. 

Marion Mallery 



TO MRS. COUCH 

Here's to Mrs. Couch, 

So dear and so true, 

Who many a time has led us, 

The dark paths through. 

Always so willing, 
Always so true, 
Always so faithful, 
Always for you. 

This is our friend, helper and advisor, Mrs. Couch 
and so, here's to you. 



Marion Marley 



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TOAST TO THE LESSON PLANS 
(With apologies to Matthew Browne) 

Great, long, beautiful, wonderful plan, 

Where the school -room aims around you ran, 

And your wonderful content with its condensed thought 

Plan, you are beautifully, marvelously wrought! 

You, lengthy Plan, how far you do go, 
Into arithmetic, spelling, and writing of 0, 
Into drawing, language, history and reading, 
And every known subject one might be needing! 

Ah! you are so great, and I am so small, 
I never can get you right at all; 
And yet when I said my prayers to-day, 
A whisper within me seemed to say: 

"Never mind the Plan, though you seem such a fool 
You don't write plans when you teach your own school." 

Isabel Robertson 



TOAST TO THE JUNIORS 

Here's to the girls of the Junior class. 
To each bonny maid and winsome lass. 
All hail to those who helped us thru 
Many a day both bright and blue! 

Here's to our under-classmates dear, 
From whom we part with many a tear. 
But e'er we pass from Normal Hall 
Let's pause and say, "Good luck to all." 



Florence K. Connors 



TOAST TO THE TROLLEYS 



Here's to the trolleys that we ride upon each day, 
And to the men who guide them so carefully on their way. 
Though sometimes early, sometimes late, how often did you wait, 
Not for those that rise up early but for those that rise up late? 

So we wish to thank you all e'er we say farewell, 
For the many kindnesses upon which we ought to dwell 
But the time is fast departing, so to all we bid farewell. 
You people of the trolley world, our friends we know so well. 

Mildred Connors 1921 



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TOAST TO THE TRAINING SCHOOL TEACHERS 

Teachers! with whom our feet have trod 
The ways of cur school life, 
Happy, teaching us "to spare the rod" 
And to quiet strife. 

We prize your words of good advice; 
From experience faithful and long 
And eagerly wait to practice 
Those new impressions, now made strong. 

But though our feeble brains were weak, 
To retain your worthy creeds, 
We've overcome all "yellow streaks," 
By your teaching we've pulled each weed. 

We know not what the future hath 
Of marvel or surprise, 
Assured alone that You and work, 
Our success underlies. 

Teachers! our faith in you is true 
Mrs. Couch accept our love, 
And to all of you who've helped us thru. 
For friends and helpers you've all proved. 

M. Harris 

TO MR SMITH 
Here's to one whose smile we adore, 
Here's to one whose frown we abhore, 

Here's to one who to us is true, 
And so, Mr. Smith, here's to you. 

Mabel Chittim 



fHEN we leave our dearest Alma Mater, 
Ne'er will we forget our school 
When our different duties we're performing, 
Ne'er will we forget our school 
And then in days to come we'll visit you again. 
And sing your praises loud 

For in our hearts your memory seems to linger alway, 
Ne'er will we forget our school. 

Grace Barber 



/^|\NE DAY, while touring through some of the picturesque side-roads in which our 
I J [J beautiful Berkshire Hills abound, our party stopped for a wayside lunch at a very 
^-^ cold spring located in what is known as the "Wizard's Glen." I wandered some 
distance away from the road in search of wild flowers among the rocks and crags which are 
heaped about in wild disorder as if strewn by giant hands, when a terrific thunder-storm broke 
with such suddenness that I was forced to seek shelter. 

Fortunately for my thin summer apparel, I spied at a short distance a hut, which, from 
its appearance, I supposed to be deserted; but upon opening the door, I was astonished to 
see a wizened, gray -haired man puttering with some retorts with which the interior was 
mostly filled. He paid not the slightest attention to me, except to mutter, 

"Come in and close the door." 
Somewhat embarrassed at his lack of hospitality, I finally remarked upon the sharp- 
ness of the lightning flashes and the almost immediate detonation of the thunder. At 
this remark he glanced keenly at me, and then fired a swift volley of questions concerning 
the velocity of different waves, such as those of light and sound. Eventually he became 
quite communicative and told me of some startling discoveries he had made in the realm 
of science. The one which interested me the most was a liquid which emitted peculiar rays 
similar to and yet almost infinitely swifter than the rays of light. So rapidly would its 
waves travel that an image formed on the retina of the eye through the medium of this ray 
would be presented to the brain twenty years sooner than the image presented by the light 
ray. He gave me a small vial of this liquid with instructions how to use it. By means of 
his discovery, I was able to see things which you will see twenty years hence. I divided 
the contents of the vial into thirty-four equal parts, using one part for each of my classmates 
so that I might at this time tell them their station in life in 1941. 

I saw in Proctor's Park in Utica, N. Y., a magnificent edifice built especially for a 
grand international exposition of art, and I was dumfounded to perceive that the stately, 
Junoesque person who had complete charge and was in supreme authority, was no other than 
our old classmate, Alex. Smith. 

Josephine Adams was working in the North Adams National Bank, having charge 
of the check department. This vocation came naturally to her as she had handled "checks" 
ever since she began to wear dresses. 

Millicent Galusha was teaching ornithology in Columbia University, specializing in 
the habits and customs of large birds. 

Diving for pennies thrown by passengers from the deck of a steamer into the water of 
the harbor of Honolulu, the small, lithe, figure of Katherine Starr astonished my bewildered 
eyes. 

Elizabeth Walsh was addressing a large assembly of eminent scientists, her subject 
being, "The Nothingness of Animal Matter, or Are We Mineral or Vegetable?" At the close 
of her speech she announced that the next lecture would be given by Olive Lewis on, "The 
Possibilities Of The Production Of Holeless Hose Without The Aid Of Profanity." I 
would have liked to have heard this lecture as I remember Olive's chief amusement was 
"darning." 



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Rachel Sisson had become the sole proprietor of a large chain of eating houses which 
were internationally famous for the excellence of her vegetable soup, which was the only 
dish she served her customers. 

Viola McKay was an artistic genius as an interior decorator of culinary departments 
of fashionable hotels, specializing in breakfast rooms. 

I noticed an immense throng of people trying to gain admission into a Palace of Danc- 
ing which seemed already overcrowded, and I was amazed to see that the chief attraction 
was the Barber-McCabe-Domin trio, the only dancers in captivity exhibiting a miraculous 
Crab dance, which required syncopated contortions sideways, forward, and backward at 
one and the same time. 

There was some disorder at one of the exits of the building which was quelled with an 
astonishing exhibition of muscular activity on the part of the husky bouncer whom I recog- 
nized as Anna Aronstein. 

Betty Cronin traveled in great state in her private car, establishing agencies for the 
sale of her patented Einstein curvature spectacles, which enabled the wearer to see the back 
of the head without the aid of a mirror. 

Among the most famous actresses of the time was Mabel Chittim, who had gained 
illustrious renown for her life-like portrayal of Lo, the poor Indian, in the immortal Shakes- 
pearean drama, "Mrs. Cabbs of the Wiggage Patch." 

It was very surprising to me to notice that so many of my classmates had devoted their 
lives, not to teaching, but to entertaining. Grace Corcoran and Alice Mooney had be- 
come the owners of a colossal conglomeration of prominent performers, compared to which 
Barnum and Bailey or Ringling Brothers was as a splinter to a woodpile. One of the features 
of this amazing amusement was a monstrous menagerie, among the spectacular specimens 
of which were the bulls and bears of Wall Street, the lions of society, cub reporters, hot dogs, 
horse chestnuts, cowslips, caterpillar tractors, and snake dancers. 

Among the highest salaried performers, I saw Ida Gibbs, who, without any visible 
means of support, circumnavigated the enclosure. Appearing in a ray of hope, she started 
on a train of thought, was borne aloft by a wave of merriment, and, swept by a gust of ap- 
plause, she alighted in a gale of laughter. 

As the most popular clown, Martha Durnin sang the popular ballad, "I'm So Timid," 
and distributed to every Normal School student present a stickless lollypop as a souvenir. 

Ruth Rockwood kept herself busily engaged in feeding the horses on the merry-go-round. 

Mildred Harris, personally engaged as the chief lady-in-waiting on a seven hundred 
pound fat man in a side show connected with this circus, was very proficient in taking care 
of this nice thing in the nice way. 

Several of my classmates I found very successful in business. The magnificent Wal- 
dorf-Astoria had been leased for a period of ten years by a syndicate whose purpose was to 
emphasize the beauty of the female of the species. One whole floor of this once famous 
hotel, the firm had given over to a beauty parlor supervised by Isabel Robertson, who per- 
sonally demonstrated the possibilities of beauty without a makeup. 

Another floor they had devoted to a hair-dressing emporium, superintended by Alice 
Collins who had been given a congressional medal for abolishing the style of bobbed hair, 
by contriving clever coiffures. 

The upper part of the building they entirely utilized with a radio station by means 
of which constant communication was held with Paris, whereby Elizabeth Mackey was 
enabled to personally demonstrate the latest approved styles. 



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Among the most successful merchants of the day were Julia MacLane and Frances 
Wood, who owned an immense furniture store. They sold on the installment plan matri- 
monial bureaus, mountain springs, garden beds, and multiplication tables. 

One of our classmates developed into a champion athlete. She was one of the best 
Walkers of the country. In baseball circles she was known as the modern Babe Ruth. 

Marion Parker had become an eminent authoress and had written a book entitled, 
"History of the World War, Gleaned From Personal Correspondence With Prospective 
Participants At Camp Devens." 

Mildred and Florence Connors ran one of the largest ranches in Montana, stocked with 
a vast herd of reindeer with which they were very successful, as they had a contract with 
the League of Nations to keep Santa Claus supplied with means of transportation. 

Grace Pinkham was especially industrious as she was not only a grand opera singer, 
but also a splendid fish merchant. She was able to use scales for both occupations. 

Our class was also well represented in the journalistic field, as Beryl Stodden was 
employed as a column writer by one of the largest metropolitan daily newspapers in the 
world. She wrote on such important subjects as "Tonics For Tired Teachers," "Helpful 
Hints For Hopeless Humans," and "Teach Not That Ye Be Not Teached." 

Another one of our classmates who utilized all of her time was Rachel Palmer, who 
preached on Sundays and conducted a shoe repair shop during the week, thus spending 
all her time mending souls. 

Luther Burbank had a worthy successor in Marion Marley, who had succeeded in 
developing new varieties of odorless onions, huskless corn, and blind potatoes. 

I was able to get only a hazy view of Loretta Loftus, as I found that my precious liquid 
had almost evaporated. I was just able to see her on the familiar platform of old Normal, 
but what she taught I could not discern. 

At the first opportunity I revisited the Wizard's Glen to see if I could get some more 
of this mysterious solution, but all traces of the scientist had vanished. 

Marion Mattery 



TTTODAY I have just found an answer to a question which has been puzzling me for 
l|L about two months, that is to say, since June, in the year of 1925. At that time, 
^"^ I mean in June, I chanced upon a widely known magazine, upon the cover of which 
was an exquisite drawing of an adorable young girl. I had never seen this picture before 
but somehow it seemed to stir within me vague memories of the past. 

As I studied the picture more closely, I discovered the initials "M. H. M.," neatly and 
skillfully worked into the pleasing lines of the drawing. Like a flash, my mind sped back 
to the days in Normal School when one of our classmates drew our true likenesses, as we 
were seated half scared before some member of our respected faculty. Could it be possible 
that this picture was the work of one of our beloved classmates? 

But as I have said before, today my wild guesses and my many surmises were brought 
to an abrupt end, for whom should I meet on Broadway, but my old schoolmate, known to us 
"Normalites" as Marion Hope Mallery. I almost shrieked with joy when I saw her, but 
remembered where I was just in time to save my reputation. 

Marion invited me to have dinner with her this evening and there I learned of her 
work since our graduation in 1921. Most of her time is employed in preparing dainty meals 
for two, but what time is not otherwise taken is spent in designing in the coziest of cozy 
studios. 

As I sit here now, I am sure my classmate?, who without a doubt are scattered far and 
wide, would join me in rejoicing at our friend's success. 

Viola McKay 



•$fr?B?ntattDttfi 

/fi\NE of the unique customs, we have in N. A. N. S., when our two strenuous but 
I |[J happy years of work and play are ended, is to give to each one in our class and to 
^"^ various members of our faculty, some little remembrances which can be cherished 
by our friends in the years to come. 

After long and serious consideration we have chosen to present to them the following 
tokens of our esteem. 

To Ida Gibbs, who seems to love the west with its wild and woolly ways, a little hat 
to keep her head warm for "they always wear hats in the west" you know. 

To Elizabeth Mackey, an unlimited supply of night letters to be sent to Harvard 
next year. 

To Rachel Sisson a never ending book of car tickets to be used from her new school 
to Pittsfield, for we know, from past experience, that Rachel can never stay away more than 
five days at a time. 

To Martha Durnin a little book entitled, "I Should Worry." 

To Alice Collins a private wire, a gift from the telephone company, for her own 
expressive use every P. M. at 9:30. 

To Mildred Connors this French book as indications are that she will have use for 
it in future years. 

To Millicent Galusha, in her perfect rural school, a little crane, for the real object 
itself emphasizes the points to be remembered. 

To Bess Domin a private telephone booth to call up the wandering willies. 

To Alice Mooney a private street car, which leaves for home every Friday P. M. at 
4:45. 

To Marion Marley the right to borrow a meat knife from any of the local markets 
when practicing H. A. 

To Elizabeth Walsh an advance book of letters of introduction to all people impressed 
at dances. 

To Grace Pinkham a little cupid from which to take lessons in making eyes. 

To Grace Corcoran a little green automobile to use when the Rockville Estex is out 
of commission. 

To Viola McKay a little book of wishes from her classmates of '21. 

To Alex. Smith a little pair of unmarred shoes for Sunday wear. 

To Ruth Walker this white collar and cut set to add to her already unlimited supply. 

To Florence Connors these oars to help her "paddle her own canoe" in the Connect- 
icut River next year. 

To Grace Barber these ear puffs which will make it look as tho she "rolled her own." 

To Ruth Rockwood, a pine tree, because pine trees have peculiar memories for this 
Vermonter. 

To Isabel Robertson, a flat iron to keep her clothes just so. 

To Helen Stevens an isolated corner in which to read humorous letters and laugh 
over them. 

To Beryl Stodden, a permanent wave. 



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To Mabel Chittim, a box of rouge so that her cheeks will always be red and her blush- 
ing remain unnoticed. 

To Anna Aronstein, a basket ball. 

To Marion Parker, a little clown which we know will evoke the ready laugh. 

To Loretta Loftus, a "Book of Witty Sayings" by Milton. 

To Betty Cronin, a pull with those people who have charge of sending out new num- 
ber plates. 

To Julia McLane, a purple gown to bring out lights in her hair. 

To Marion Mallery inches, feet, yards, miles and leagues of fluffy ruffles. 

To Mildred Harris, a tiny bell which will bring her to breakfast, lunch, and dinner 
right on the dot. 

To Frances Wood, a check book, trusting that she will not overdraw her deposits. 

To Katherine Starr, a ball and chain to check her energetic speed in all lines. 

To Rachel Palmer, two guards to keep her from throwing the class into hysterics. 

To Helen McCabe, a tested tape measure to be used in making her skirts the least 
bit more lengthy. 

To Josephine Adams, the book, "Rules of Etiquette" which she is so fond of pre- 
scribing to her classmates. 

To Mr. Murdock, a card of greeting, to show our deep appreciation for his many 
kindnesses. 

To Mrs. Couch, a little book of "Happiness" in partial payment for all she has done 
for us. 

To Mr. Smith, one of the latest hair-shooting guns before it is too late. Going! 
Going! Gone! 

To Miss Skeele, a "polycoddle" who will aid her in training the future teacher. 

To Mrs. Van Etten, a box of "aspirin" tablets to be "thrown out the window." 

To Miss Baright, a microscope to be used in detecting errors in Seniors papers. 

To Miss Lamphier, a master key. 

To Miss Pearson, a' cupboard labeled "Personal Property." 

To Miss Searle, an automatic person who will be as "expeditious as possible." 

To Mr. Eldridge, some more "fine" pictures to calculate twenty-five per cent off. 

To Mr. Cummings, the girls of 1923. 

To Miss Sholes, a picture frame for her new home on Lawrence Avenue. 

Rachel J. Palmer 
Helen McCabe 
Josephine Adams 



Weltamv 



^kTRIENDS and parents, teachers and school-mates: 

*f\\ We are very glad to welcome you here this afternoon. We have looked forward 
^"^ to our class day exercises for many weeks, but not the least of our pleasure is to have 
so many of our friends with us today to join in our good times. 

Mothers and fathers, a hearty welcome! You have spared nothing in your efforts 
to make our life here happy. In many cases, you have sacrificed that we might stay here, 
but we're going to ask for these two days more to show you the results of some of the ad- 
vantages you have given us, and then, we're going out to our work to demonstrate to you 
"what we're made of." 

Teachers, we welcome you. We of the class of twenty-one owe you a great debt. 
Many and great are the services which you have rendered us in the past two years, ser- 
vices which cannot be repaid with money. The only way we may hope to repay you is by 
going out and doing what service we can for some one else. In this manner we shall not 
only be honoring you who taught us to do those things, but we shall be serving our country 
and making a success of our own lives as well, for 

"It isn't the things you possess, 
Whether many, or little, — or nothing at all, 
It's the service that measures success. 
But he who makes somebody happy each day, 
And he who gives heed to distress, 
Will find satisfaction the richest of pay, 
For it's service that measures success." 
Last, but not least, school-mates: We are happy to be altogether once more, and it 
is with a feeling of regret mingled with our joy that we again assemble for the next to last 
time. Juniors, it is to you that we look for the maintenance of the high ideals of our school. 
Sometime ago, we showed you the Light, of education and its results. Let us all 
take a lesson from that story and remember that education is slowly growing, and it is our 
duty, yours and mine, and every good citizen's, to pass on the "light," which we have re- 
ceived through the ages. 

Juniors, we feel our two years here have been a success, and we hope that you may 
profit by our experience in surmounting some of the rough places we have come upon and 
in 1922 you will pass on to '23 as many good wishes as we now pass on to you. We have 
appreciated your friendship and helpfulness and today we urge you always to do your best 
for your school and think of the great Lincoln, who 

"Sprung from the West, 
The strength of virgin forests braced his mind, 
The hush of spacious prairies stilled his soul. 
Up from log cabin to the Capitol, 
One fire was on his spirit, one resolve .... 
To send the keen axe to the foot of wrong, 
Clearing a free way for the feet of God. 
And ever more he burned to do his deed 
With the fine stroke and gesture of a king, 
He built the rail pile as he built the State, 
Pouring his splendid strength through every blow, 
The conscience of him testing every stroke, 
To make his deed the measure of a man." 
Again, friends, the class of nineteen twenty-one welcome you all to enjoy with us 
this class day program which we have prepared. 

Alexandra I. Smith 



Aoooth to ttje SumorB 

/f%tj EMBERS of the Junior Class, dear Classmates and Friends: 

^jlfl There are times in our lives when it is impossible to express our feelings. I be- 

m '^^' lieve today we are confronted with one of these occasions. 

In our hearts are intermingled joy and sorrow. Sorrow because we feel that the fond 
ties which have entwined us are soon to be rent asunder and joy because we are about to 
go into the world with "service" blazed upon our banner and within our hearts sufficient 
determination to make our purpose a reality. 

Juniors, words are paltry to express our kindly feeling toward you and I trust our 
deeds have been those which speak most vividly of our regard for you. Tomorrow you 
will be christened Seniors, a worthy title. One thing I recommend to you is — Be true to your- 
selves. Bear in mind that you are to give service to mankind and strive to make that 
service of the sort that will proudly reflect honor on our Alma Mater. 

Seniors always love to give advice so I shall now say; 

TO THE GIRLS IN TACONIC HALL: 
1st. Employ a secretary who is an untiring typist, to record all the so-called — un- 
written rules of the council. 

2nd. Before you leave get as many of your next year's assignments as possible, to work 
on through vacation for we dislike to think of you toiling as hard next year as you have 
this. 

3rd. Be as kind and helpful to your lower classmen as we have tried to be to you. 
To the girls outside the Dormitory; 

1st. Girls, always wear hats to school even during the warmest weather. To go with- 
out one is undignified. 

2nd. Wherever you board in years to come be courteous to your boarding mistress 
and be in by midnight so that you can have at least ten minutes in which to prepare your 
lesson. 

Now to all of you: 

Write a lesson plan for every lesson assigned you in the training school next year. 
They are so helpful. 

Lastly, remember to be true to yourself, be of service to mankind and then I can truth- 
fully say that the hope of the Class of 1921, for your future success and happiness shall not 
be unfulfilled. 

Make this your creed ; 

"I would be true, for there are those who trust me, 
I would be pure for there are those who care, 
I would be strong for there is much to suffer, 
I would be brave, for there is much to dare. 
I would be friend to all, the foe, the friendless, 
I would be giving and forget the gift, 
I would be humble, for I know my weakness, 
I would look up, and laugh, and love, and lift." 

A. Millicent Galusha 



j&rapmtH* to &?nuirB 

/JTO THE Most Worthy, Dignified and Respected Seniors: 

lIL As in the changing years we come once more to these class day exercises, and our 
^"^ Normal again sends forth a class to help in the educational field of our Common- 
wealth, we are tempted to say in the words of the poet Browning, 
Add this to the rest, 
Take it, and try its worth. 
May you be tried and found true to your country, your state, your work, and yourselves. 

In your past year you have exhibited excellent class spirit, and we congratulate you 
for the industry you have shown in selling candy, hair nets and Normal School banners, and 
trust you have met with the greatest financial success. 

You have been more than generous with your disheartening hints of "the worst is yet 
to come," especially when arithmetic is mentioned. We will admit it. has been a stumbling 
block to us, but now that it is over, I am sure we feel better prepared to teach that sub- 
ject than if we had overlooked some of these seemingly worthless tasks. 

Then, too, how well you impressed us with the fact that you began writing lesson plans 
in Botany long before we did. Our only answer was, "You have our sympathy." It seems 
as though the teachers must detest them as much as we do, but when we stop to consider 
the results of the work, are they not worth any amount of extra time and energy. . Do we 
not have a far better conception of the lesson we are to teach after we have written a plan? 
We know from experience that you are fitted to become excellent story tellers and 
readers. You have been carefully and thoroughly drilled in your Literature, History and 
Geography classes and we hope your instructors' labors have not been in vain. 

May you bestow on us the power of aiding the Juniors of next year over the rough 
and rocky road as gently as you have conveyed us, and remember : 
Lives of Seniors all remind us 

We must make our lives refined ; 
And departing, carry with us 
All the knowledge we can find. 
Your many forms of entertainment during the year have been most pleasing, especially 
your play, wherein was portrayed the great need of Americanization. The entire cast did 
fine work, but I think the three types of schools and Greek dance most appealed to the 
audience. There are also your various Friday morning programs, which have* been interest- 
ing and inspiring and we hope as we step into your places next year, we may carry on the 
work as fittingly and as well. 

The members of the Junior class accept the duties, privileges and honors bequeathed 
to them by you, and will do their best to fulfill them. It will be with great pride that we bear 
the name of Seniors that you will so kindly have left with us., and may we be of as much honor 
to the school in the coming year and years as you have been and will be in the future. 
We realize only too well, Seniors, that the parting is nearly here and I assure you, even 
though it will make us, Seniors, and you, Alumnae, it is with great sadness we see you go 
and realize it to be our duty to fill your place. As you go and new faces come to join our 
number we will realize that nothing can fill the Vacancy in our hearts for you, dear sister 
class. 

We may build more splendid habitations, 
Fill our rooms with paintings and with sculptures, 
Gather round us new and friendly faces, 
But we never can replace our old associations. 

Ruth Carpenter 



^totonj of % (ElaHH of 192 X 

"How shall we pen the thoughts of the past, 
Of the good times now gone by? 
Is it not fit that we should record them 
That memories may not die?" 

JN the fall of 1919, a group of girls thoughtless, gay, and still irresponsible gigglers came 
to these spacious halls. The Seniors gave us a hearty welcome, but Dame Nature 
frowned upon us, and just as the old saw says, "it never rains but it pours," so, for 
two long, lonesome, tearsome weeks, our one cry was, "Does the sun ever shine in North 
Adams?" 

Nevertheless, if our pillows were soaked at night, no one was a bit the wiser in the 
morning, a fact which proved our superiority because you know "great hearts suffer in 
silence." However, the sun did finally shine for us, and as we were a very accomplished 
and tactful group of young ladies we soon found it very easy to adapt ourselves to our new 
environment. 

A class in Geometry constituted our introduction to Normal studies, and, to the amaze- 
ment of High School Geometry students, Miss Searle gave the command, "Observe house 
forms and compare them to solids." Many times after this astounding statement, could 
the people living on Church street, if they'd taken the trouble to look, would have seen a 
group of these amateur teachers "star gazing" at houses for square prisms and right or 
equilateral triangles. 

Only a short time elapsed after our entrance to this institution when the startling 
news circulated that the Seniors were to honor us by giving a reception. 

The newest phase of patriotism, known as community service was manifested in this 
annual event. In this connection, Charles Lamb tells of an interesting incident during one 
of his visits in London: He says, "A man of that place who was very dull, uninteresting, 
and widely detested came to visit me. After his visit I was asked this question. 'Don't you 
just hate him?' I replied, 'How can I hate a man when I know him?' ' Like Mr. Lamb, 
in order to live together in harmony, and work together we found it a wise plan to know each 
other; and as a result of the community spirit present shown by everybody that evening, 
many long and fast friendships were made. 

"When the frost was in the pumpkin 
And the fodder in the shook," 
we returned this favor by entertaining the Seniors at a Hallowe'en Party. 

To give the class dignity we now organized and chose "Judy" for our permanent 
president, the duties of which office she faithfully performed. 

When we entered school, much to our surprise, we found that we were unable to count. 
Since the year was too short to make up back work in arithmetic, Miss Baright consented 
to combine this work with her class voice drill. The numbers to be mastered were from one 
to five inclusive. 

"How often, oh, how often 

In the days that have gone by, 

The surrounding hills have echoed 

And re-echoed with our cry. 

Of one, two, three, one, two, three, one, two, three, four, five!" 



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Who of us had ever troubled her head about analagous, or complimentary harmony! 
Yet, when Miss Pearson set about teaching us the mysteries in the realm of art, we really 
became quite "Rubenque and Millet-like." 

We likewise discovered that our art education was not the only thing that had been 
neglected. In arithmetic, we found Miss Searle interested in community service too, and 
her plan for this work consisted of many invitations to members of our class for little 
tete-a-tetes in her office. 

In woodwork, we accomplished wonders and in Miss Lamphier's domain we acquired 
a wholesome respect for a cane-seated chair and a raffia basket. 

Under Mr. Smith's careful tutelage we developed into first class farmerette?, learning 
the correct angle at which to hold a rake and a hoe, that radishes Will not grow from aster 
seeds, and other bits of knowledge which we have stored away for future use. From our 
Botany course we remember, as the two most amazing facts, the definition of photo-syn- 
thesis, and how to tell the age of a horse by looking at his teeth. 

In connection with our course with Mr. Eldridge, we studied the brain, and most of us 
found it rather hard to locate the grey matter; yet after Mr. Eldridge's careful explanation 
of how to judge a reading book, I'm certain no book agent will be able to phase any of us. 

The happy, merry times spent in gymnasium reminded us of our carefree days be- 
fore we undertook the difficult task of transforming ourselves into teachers of the young. 

There was one thing which did a great deal towards softening the trials of these weary- 
days for us and that was the whirl of social events. 

The circus, penny social, meek wedding, and the fashion show were wonderful events 
in our ordinarily busy lives; but when we were told that we were to have a dance, "visions 
of sugar plums," (only it was a vision of men not sugar plums) danced in our heads." How- 
ever, our vision was a real one and to our dance we invited real, live, men. Men who poss- 
essed refinement, high ideals, keen intellect, and especially great poise and ease of manner. 
Hard to believe, isn't it?" The greatest event of the whole year was the Faculty's party 
to the student body, wherein our staid and dignified teachers returned to tf.eir childhood 
days and played once more. The orchestra renderings by the "grown up children" with 
the kindergarten instruments, under Mrs. Graves' direction was something to be long 
remembered, and our enjoyment of it compared favorably with the enjoyment of the Rus- 
sian Symphony and the Metropolitan Orchestras. 

What with our studies, parties, training school duties and hikes, time just slipped 
by and in June with the advent of superintendents we realized that our Seniors were soon 
to will to us their seats in assembly. 

Then came commencement with all its frills. Class Day, with its regular exercises 
and Commencement with its graduation, alumni banquet and reception left us weary but 
unmistakably Seniors. 

Thus, the year passed on, each one progressing in her little sphere and the line from 
the tip of the nose to the nape of the neck becoming markedly curved, showing one year's 
growth in grey matter. 

Now, the toil of the year was over, we packed our trunks and journeyed homeward 
for our long vacation, glad in our secret hearts that we were to return as Seniors in the fall. 

Mildred Harris 






(Ekflfl iftatonj, &t trior f mv 

©HEN, on Wednesday, September 15, 1920, the illustrious class of 1921 returned to the 
sacred precincts with the greatest of dignity to again take up its flawless work and to 
set a perfect example for our little sisters to-be, the Juniors. Fall elections resulted 
as follows: president, Alexandra Smith; vice-president, Millicent Galusha; treasurer, 
Grace Corcoran; secretary, Beryl Stodden. With our new officers chosen and our goal 
clearly in view, every one of us launched forth on the tireless campaign of the new year for 
the success of our class in all lines. With Stevenson we are ready to say: 

Forth from the casemate, on the plain 
Where honor has the world to gain, 
Pour forth and bravely do your part, 
knights of the unshielded heart! 
Forth and forever forward — out 
From prudent turret and redoubt, 
And in the mellay charge amain, 
To fall, but yet to rise again! 

Our first duty was to introduce the entering class to some of our social life as well 
as our work, so we all came together, Juniors and Seniors, at an "Acquaintance Social" 
where began the friendships which have proved so true and faithful. Indeed, we immed- 
iately took these girls for our real friends and they have stood the tests, which are: 

He that is thy friend indeed, 
He will help thee in thy need, 
If thou sorrow, he will weep; 
If thou wake, he cannot sleep; 
Thus of every grief in heart 
He with thee doth bear a part. 
These are certain signs to know 
Faithful friend from flattering foe. 

The Glee Club too has had its high ideals for which to work this year and immed- 
iately after electing Grace Corcoran for leader, Marion Mallery for pianist, Elizabeth Walsh 
for treasurer, Ruth Walker for librarian, and Beryl Stodden for secretary, and choosing 
more members from the Junior and Seniors classes, we set to work and determined to: 

Sing when the rosy light of morn is breaking, 
When ev'ry bird and flower to life is waking 
Sing and thy heartfelt lay — 
Shall glad the opening day. 

Sing then perchance some sorrowed heart may hear thee, 
Song oft hath solace brought unto the weary; 
Sing on thro' life's long day. 
Oh! sing grief and care away. 



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The regular rehearsals culminated, May 20, in the well remembered annual con- 
cert which, with the help of the charming young 'cellist, Miss Alice Allen, demonstrated 
our ability to give enjoyment to our friends. Although the members did work hard, no 
one accomplished more for this event than Miss Searle and we surely appreciate her val- 
uable help. 

So with plenty of work, the days went fairly flying and before we knew it the latter 
part of October, that time of the year when — 

The autum is a gipsy, when the frost is in the air, 
A joyous tattered wanderer with sumac in her hair, 
had arrived and the Junior class expressed to us its desire to render some service in the 
social way within our little community by giving us a Hallowe'en Party. Let me say right 
here that we all realize the ability of that class as entertainers. And then, on November 
19, we, the aforesaid illustrious class, showed our community spirit again by holding a 
penny social. This, in accordance with each and every other undertaking, was, of course, 
enjoyable. 

As 1920 was the three hundredth anniversary since — 

The breaking waves dashed high 

On a stern and rock bound coast, 
And the woods against a stormy sky 

Their giant branches tossed; 

And the heavy night hung dark. 

The hills and waters o'er, 
When a band of exiles moored their bark 

On the wild New England shore. 

it was very fitting that this class should celebrate the event. So, on December 15, a pleas- 
ing program consisting of tableaux of the Pilgrims, with readings by Millicent Galusha, 
was given. In recalling this entertainment, we must not, by any means, forget to mention 
the part which was taken by the pupils from Mark Hopkins school. What would we have 
done without them? They gave color to our work. Our admiration goes out to these chil- 
dren, not only because of the fine work which they did, but also because of the faith they have 
in our school and its undertakings. One little girl is known to have told her mother that 
she must not fail to be present as Miss Baright and Miss Pearson had charge of the enter- 
tainment and Miss Baright knew everything about literature while Miss Pearson knew 
everything about art. Therefore the entertainment was sure to be a great success. 

One of the activities of every Senior class of this school is to provide lectures and having 
heard of Seumas McManus, the famous Irish story teller, who had appeared here previously 
we planned to hire him for a lecture. Therefore, when on February 18 he appeared for after- 
noon and evening performances, we all forgot for a while that we were grown up and turned 
back to our childhood desire to hear stories. 

From this time up to April, things ran along in usual order with little specialties 
once in a while, but nothing big until the Fool Day Frolic on April 1, when the faculty enter- 
tained the pupils of the school. At first we thought maybe this was an April fool joke that 
was being sprung, on us, but we soon changed our minds. What a genuine good time every 



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one of us had! We learned that our faculty were not only the best of instructors, but also 
the best of hosts. 

During our Normal career we have shown our superiority in numerous lines, but per- 
haps foremost among them will come our dramatic ability. Of this our play, "The Light," 
which was presented on April 22, will speak sufficiently. This play, fundamentally educa- 
tional, was most enjoyable to everyone. It not only gave a splendid idea of the great de- 
velopment of our educational system, but it also sounded a warning note for us not to be 
satisfied with things as they are. 

Of course we don't give ourselves full credit for the big success of our play because 
we all appreciate the great part, — really the greatest part, — that Miss Baright did for us. 

How the days, weeks and months have sped by since our class play! Not long ago, 
to be exact June 16, came our class banquet. Everyone enjoys a banquet immensely, but 
oh, these normal school banquets! Where could one find more fun and jollity? 

Besides all these things which have happened during this year, we have had many 
others just a little out of the ordinary which are most necessary in our miniature community. 
One of these is our Friday morning "specials." Every Friday we have entered school with 
the expectation of something a little different, whether it be a speaker, an illustrated talk 
or something in the musical line, until Friday morning has become something to look for- 
ward to with unusual interest and enjoyment. 

Then, too, there have been our special programs of unusual interest in assembly, 
being in celebration of two famous educators, — , John Amos Comenius and Horace Mann. 

Perhaps nothing expresses our spirit of community service any more than our visit- 
ing day, May 20, when we entertained girls from the different high schools. Each one of 
us did her best to prove a perfect hostess in showing the social as well as the real school 
side of our life here. The Seniors took their part well and hope for as great a success for 
visiting days to come. 

And then, there is just one other thing I want to mention. Those Man Dances! 
We have lived in anticipation from one of them to the next. And why? Simply because one 
couldn't find a better dance in every respect anywhere. They may be few and far between, 
but oh! how we love them! 

We have now come to the time when we must leave this school and cut off our his- 
tory within its walls. Everyone of our number is going out to practice in some community 
what she has learned here. We shall try to show that not everything is work just as not 
everything is play and that many things which have been considered work really can be cal- 
led play. In taking our part next year we wish it to be understood how much our Alma Mater, 
the North Adams Normal School, has pointed out to us the way of and enlarged within us 
our desire to be of the greatest service to the community. After all, our work is community 
service. 

Beryl W. Stodden 



Cla00 Will 



3, BESSIE Irene Domin, representing the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Twenty- 
one of the North Adams Normal School, being of sound and disposing 
mind and memory, but knowing the uncertainty of this life, do hereby 
make this my last will and testament, revoking all wills heretofore made 
by me. 
We do give and bequeath as follows: 

To the Faculty, our gratitude for all they have tried to do for us, and our pardon for all 
their faults. 

To Mr. Murdock, our deepest love and appreciation for his sympathetic assistance in our 
many troubles. 

To Mr. Smith, another class like '21 in Psychology and our sincerest thanks for the in- 
terest he has taken in the class as a whole. Our deepest wish is that when 
he reaches Mars, he will not forget the class who gave him so much en- 
couragement in this undertaking. 

To Mrs. Couch, our love and appreciation for her sympathy at all times with the hope that 
she will have on hand a new supply of books to give as prizes to next year's 
Management Class. 

To Miss Baright, our profound thanks for her valuable assistance in our class play, and in 
having us do "the nice thing in the nice way." Also a future class who will 
borrow books from the library without forgetting to take out the cards 
and who will return said books to their proper shelves. 

To Miss Searle, our undying sympathy in teaching future Juniors how to write lesson plans; 
also our appreciation for all she has done to make the Glee Club successful. 

To Mr. Eldridge, our thanks for his willingness to help us at any time; also a "Big Ben" 
so that he will not forget to dismiss his classes on time. 

To Miss Pearson, our heartfelt thanks in helping us to see the "high lights" and imparting 
the knowledge that our dress must be in harmony with our eyes and our 
hair. 

To Miss Lamphier, a book of deficiency slips for we fear her supply must have been nearly 
exhausted on '21. 

To Miss Skeele, our appreciation for instilling into our minds that magazines and news- 
papers are "valuable material." 

To Mr. Cummings, our everlasting friendship. We can assure him that our nails shall al- 
ways be driven in straight. 

To Miss Sholes, our deepest thanks for teaching us that "the way to a man's heart is through 
his stomach." 

To the Training Teachers, the Class of 1922 to instruct in Content, Material, and Method, 
with the hope that said teachers will eliminate their conferences as they 
did their housework. 

To Mrs. Van Etten, our gratitude for her wise counsel and tender care of the Class of '21. 
We know that future classes will find her as good a friend to them as she 
was to us. 



NORMALOGUE 57 



To the Juniors, First, the dignity of being called Seniors and the joy of upholding that 
dignity. Second, the seats of honor in the assembly hall. We warn you 
not to chew your gum or talk too loudly — it annoys the faculty. 
Third, the privilege of carrying away the results of your garden work this 
year (namely, a few flowers and vegetables). Fourth, the enjoyment of 
tracing back your geneology to apes. Be careful not to make too facetious 
remarks when Mr. Murdock is in charge of the class. Fifth, the privilege 
of selecting as capable class officers as our class did. 

To Vivian Berry, Elizabeth Mackey's fondness for study and record as a student. We are 
sure that this will help Vivian next year. 

To Grace Boyden, the position as class entertainer, formerly held by Martha Durnin. 

To Mildred Boyle, Elizabeth Walsh's scholarship and sincerity. We feel that Mildred will 
have need of these next year. 

To Margaret Brennan, Viola McKay's quiet and unassuming manner. This ought to help 
Peg. 

To Ruth Carpenter, our choice as successor to Alexandra Smith who filled the position of 
Class President so capably. 

To Dorothy Chapin, Ida Gibbs' ability to attract the opposite sex. 

To Anna Curtin, Elizabeth Cronin's long hair and Marion Marley's reputation as class 
"cut-up." 

To Ruth Graham, Katherine Starr's sarcasm and witty sayings. These should help Ruth 
in time to come. 

To Lillian Kent, Joe Adams' much worn "Book of Manners." This has been used much 
for reference by '21, and we hope it will be of as much assistance to '22. 

To Jane Kerr, Mabel Chittim's readiness to help others; also the position of "Class Baby" 
formerly held by Grace Pinkham. 

To Mildred Montague, Anna Aronstein's fondness for "gym." This should prove bene- 
ficial to Mildred. 

To Catherine Morrissey, Mildred Connors' quiet manners and politeness. We feel sure 
that these qualities will help Kate next year. 

To Sarah Murphy, Alice Collins' good behavior and grace which she has so advantageously 
put to use this past year. 

To Pauline O'Connor, Mildred Harris' fondness for study and her record as a student. 

To Louise Palmer, Ruth Walker's surplus height. 

To Gwendolyn Purcell, Loretta Loftus' excuse slips which have come in so handily this year. 

To Dorothy Reynolds, our unanimous choice as Glee Club pianist, a position in which Marion 
Mallery has so faithfully served this past year. 

To Julia Salametry, Isabel Robertson's "pep" and reputation as an "all around girl." 

To Marjorie Sauter, Alice Mooney's boisterousness. This should liven Marjorie up a little. 

To Eileen Sheehan, Helen McCabe's fondness for dancing and position as dancing instructor 
during lunch hour. 

To Helen Sheldon, Grace Corcoran's ability to lead the Glee Club. 

To Wyona Sparrow, Grace Barber's midnight oil. Use this to a good advantage, Wyona. 

To Clara Thurber, Marion Mallery's monopoly of the dressing room mirror. 

To Eleanor Whalen, Millicent Galusha's position as head of the candy department so that 
she may always have a supply on hand. 



58 NORMALOGUE 



To Mary Cahill, Helen Stevens's and Beryl Stodden's noisy voices which we hear so often 

floating around the corridor. We feel sure that the combination of both 

of these will give Mary just the help she needs. 
To all future classes, our love for our Alma Mater and our school spirit. Also the privilege 

of upholding all the high ideals and standards for which North Adams 

Normal School stands. 

Lastly: — We nominate and appoint Mr. Smith, our advisor, to be the Executor of this will, 
knowing that he will carry out our wishes to the best of his ability. 

In witness whereof, I have to this, my last will and testament, hereunto subscribed my name 
and affixed the class seal, this twentieth day of June, nineteen hundred and twenty-one. 

Signed, 

Bessie Irene Domin 

Signed and published by the said Bessie Irene Domin in our presence, have at her 
request hereto signed our names as witnesses. 

Helen F. McCabe 

Elizabeth M. Walsh 



QJkuJH $0ttg 

"The Purple Hills" 

High among the hills of Berkshire, 

Stands our Normal School. 
O'er her splendid walls is climbing 

Ivy green and cool. 
While the sunshine dances brightly 

On her terraces, 
And the bluebird and the robin 

Sing us messages. 

Then at evening when the shadows, 

Gather round our School, 
And the sunset in the west 

Reflects a golden pool, 
Alma Mater stands in splendor 

Wrapped in evening's glow, 
While the Angels seem to guard her 

For us here below. 

Grace Barber '21 




Jug l&mg 

E plant this ivy here to-day 
,41411 In mem'ry of the past, 

To grow and flourish day by day 
While sun and shadows pass. 

And now may fortune follow us 
As we shall go apart; 
Altho' we're many miles away 
God keep us heart to heart. 

Farewell, farewell, dear Normal School, 
We'll hold your memory dear, 
And ne'er forget the many hours 
Of happiness spent there. 



Adapted 



Jttg (Oration 

AT last, our glorious Commencement is here. Although we regret having to leave our 
carefree, happy ways, yet, we are glad to think the time has come when we may 
show our worth to the world. But, before we depart, let us plant as a memento of 
allegiance and love for our Alma Mater this dainty, yet thriving little ivy. 

Around us are many flourishing plants which classes in previous years have left. Here 
and there, a spray, just starting, catches hold in the crevices of the wall with firm clasp 
and clings tenaciously. So, our wish is that this little vine may also grasp the wall and 
thrive. 

As it grows and spreads in all directions, it is lifted higher into the sunlight, and looks 
on the world from a loftier plane. Thus will our experience aid us, for as we go our daily 
round of work, our visions will broaden and we, too, will be lifted to a higher scale. 

Here and there, as we look more closely, we see a spray which seems to have lost its 
hold and withered. Yet, as we look again, we find that another spray is starting and is 
clinging stubbornly. So, let us, when our ideals seem to have failed in one sense, let us, too, 
find inspiration and hold to our ideals. 

However happy this day is, nevertheless we all regret leaving and I am sure everyone 
will recall with pleasure this joyous time and the planting of the "ivy green" as a token 
of love to our Alma Mater. 

Katherine A. Starr 



©fye Jluy Po^m 



N. A. N. S. 1921 

SHE Ivy, oh, the ivy which we're planting here to-day 
Was taken from the mother vine 
For us to kindly place 
Within the moist warm earth, 
And most hopefully do we pray 
That soon it will these walls serenely grace. 

So we, of twenty one, are starting life anew. 

We're leaving Alma Mater 

So steadfast, staunch, and sound, 

And sincerely hope the work we do 

Will be so true 

That they will honor bring from far and near. 

The ivy, oh, the ivy! May it spread its leafy arms 

Around the grand old building 

On our dear Normal hill. 

Day by day we trust 

'Twill show all its verdant charms 

And greet cur followers with hearty welcome and good will. 

Thus may we extend our love in the years which are to come, 

Thus may our hearts 

Surround these halls of learning and ideals, 

Thus may our life be led 

Right upward to the sun 

To help most cordially the hosts we met in all fields. 

We plan our lives shall upward, onward be 

Striving, attaining, ever happy 

Ever joyous shall we be 

Even though we're scattered to all distant climes 

Our inspiration and our hope 

Come all from thee. 

Mabel G. Chittim 



AFTER a number of weeks intensive study of the Pilgrims in History and Literature, 
the Seniors gave an enjoyable entertainment in the form of Pilgrim tableaux on 
December 15. Under the skillful direction of Miss Baright and Miss Pearson many 
scenes from colonial life were pleasingly portrayed including, "The Signing of the Compact," 
"The Treaty with the Indians," "The Pilgrims Going to Church," "The Black Sheep," 
"John Alden and Priscilla" from "Courtship of Miles Standish," and as a fitting close "The 
Vision." Some of the pupils of Mark Hopkins School kindly participated in this enter- 
tainment and thus added to its success. 

Viola McKay 



April iPool Ptrtg 

©NIGHT of nights! Who will ever forget it? 
Among our treasured socials is the Fool Frolic given us on April first by the 
faculty. Nearly everyone of the students and teachers appeared in bloomers and 
middies and with a happy smile ready for the good time they knew was sure to come. 

When all had gathered, the company formed in twos, and joined the Grand March 
which was the beginning of the fun. As the last strains of the march died away, a chord was 
given and the couples drew up to form into groups of four to dance the Portland Fancy 
and "oh, what a dance!" This was indeed the students one supreme hour for they had now 
become the instructors and instructors, students. However, each proved her ability for 
carrying out directions. 

The evening's program was now begun. First there was the Bean sitting dance by the 
teachers, a demonstration by them of "Did you ever see a teacher" chewing gum, powdering 
her nose, or being cross. Of course, none of us had ever seen that phase presented in a teacher 
of today — 

Then there were races between faculty and students and in every instance students 
won. 

Next came the games. There were Double Goal, Volley Ball, and last, Stationary 
Basketball which was a highly contested game. How the students and faculty did work 
for that ball and the hoop, and finally, just before the last whistle, the Faculty won. 

Somehow or other, our teachers knew that we had a sweet tooth stored away some- 
where, for what should suddenly appear but wonderful boxes of candy. If you should ask 
how long it lasted, I should hate to say. 

We then enjoyed dancing for a short time, as the clock hands have a strange tendency 
to move altogether too fast at times, we were soon forced to say good-night, but not until 
we had voted that the Faculty were first class entertainers. 

Marion E. Marley 



Stye Class pag 

SfftUR class play, which called forth much admiration and fervent praise, this year took 
VJ7 the form of an Educational Pageant. "The Light," by Catherine T. Bryce 
presented many unique and powerful lessons in Americanization, and on the whole was 
quite an undertaking but with the aid of Miss Baright it was well carried out. 

A Grecian dance drilled by Miss Grace Purcell added much to the beauty of the enter- 
tainment. During the intermissions Mrs. Marshall and Mr. Paul Padden rendered a musical 
program which seemed to be very much enjoyed by an audience that filled the hall to the 
doors. 

Frank W. Wright, director of Normal Schools, from Boston, Massachusetts, was pres- 
ent and the following are his words of appreciation: "I had the good fortune to witness 
your play, and I wish to express my very hearty congratulations for its excellence. I wish 
the spirit of the production could permeate all the communities in the State for I am con- 
fident that it is the message that needs to be taken to the people of Massachusetts and the 
Nation." 

Frances M. Wood 



<&lee Club £Coti»s 



/|j\N September of our Senior year the remaining members of our Glee Club were called 
\}\/ together. New members were chosen from the Senior class and some of our noted 
singers were invited ta join m from the Junior class. After choosing a carefully 
arranged group, we decided that we needed a few more valuable voices so we had a number 
of "Try-Out" rehearsals. 

From that time on each Monday and Wednesday noon when the Normal call was 
sounded, echoes were heard from far and near responding to the summons of that call. 

After numerous well attended (?) rehearsals, we decided upon the time for our concert. 
May twentieth was chosen and each member was expected to hold herself in readiness for 
that date. 

Some cf our members called themselves, "Miss Searle's Little Nightingales." 
If such be the ca~e, little birds ought not to be out the night before the concert or in any 
way injure their voices so as to hinder the audience from appreciating the fine qualities 
of our group. 

Our concert was given and was a fine success due to Miss Searle's careful training. 

We owe her many thanks and we will always remember her interest in the Club. 

Grace Corcoran 




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Utettwg Bag at & A. & 

ANEW, bright clever, idea came to Mr. Murdock and we had visiting day, on that 
long -to-be-remembered twentieth of May. But perhaps you do not know what 
we mean by a visiting day so "listen my dears, and you shall hear." 

Invitations were sent by us to high schools in the western part of the state, asking 
all girls who might be interested in becoming teachers, to come and visit our school and 
dormitory as well as to observe the activities carried on here, because we felt that once seen 
they could not soon be forgotten. As a result Friday morning found us excited and ex- 
pectant, awaiting the visitors. 

Since our school has always stood for system and order, committees were appointed to 
look after our "soon-to-be friends." Those of us elected to greet the girls stood at the entrance 
to the Normal with Miss Baright and with smiling faces and outstretched hands we welcomed 
them to our dear N. A. N. S. 

Then the activities of the day began. A general trip thru the school building, dormi- 
tory, and around the grounds was enjoyed by all, for those who acted as conductors took 
great pride in pointing out all the advantages they would have if they came here. On 
the top floor of the school building where the trip ended was shown a drawing and sewing 
exhibit, which had been contributed to by both Seniors and Juniors. 

The next on the day's program was a visit to the arithmetic class where Miss Searle 
gave a demonstration lesson on the teaching of fractions. For the next period, one Senior 
division of the reading class entertained our guests by giving a program to celebrate Mem- 
orial Day. This was typical of the work which has been carried on in that class during the 
year. After this we went to the garden where Mr. Smith, awaited us, while with a proud 
look upon his face he pointed to the excellent work which was being done by the Juniors. 
At noon, all thoughts of school were put aside and the girls were escorted to the "Dorm" 
where a most delightful lunch was served to all. 

In the afternoon the visitors were given their choice of observing classes at the train- 
ing school or attending the geography class where the material used here was explained 
to them. 

Ah! Last, but not least, came Field Hour, held on Taconic Hall lawn, where both 
Juniors and Seniors entered into the festivities. The Senior orchestra rendered both in- 
strumental and vocal selections. A May pole dance was given by some training school 
girls, and stunts were performed by the boys. The Seniors played against the Juniors in 
schlag ball, wheel-barrow race, and chariot race and were victorious. But, alas! when it 
came to lawn bowls we were defeated. 

And thus ended our happy visiting day. To the future classes we suggest that the idea 
may be carried out each year in order that our school may become even more noted than it is. 

Ruth Rockwood 



Sijr Mnn Sattrw 



^♦♦HAT a commotion at four o'clock the afternoon of our dances. Some girls are hurry - 
II] ing to the dressmaker to get their new dresses; others are flocking to the hair dressers 
to get a marcel, while the frivolous are putting in hard labor to make the dance 
hall attractive with palms and ferns, as well a? dancing the wax into the floor. Then it is 
dinner time, and the girls try to eat! 

At last! eight o'clock and in come the Jazz orchestra performers, the fiddler, the 
pianist, the fellow with the saxaphone, and so on, (but no drums allowed) marching staunchly 
to their duties amid the palms. In come our capable chaperones beaming and glowing, 
much be-jeweled and dressed for the occasion. In come all the young men and ladies, some 
of the boys looking the least bit stiff in their first tuxedos, others very much at ease, and 
smiling with indulgent romantic good fellowship. Always we find the dull and awkward, 
(but very few of these seem to frequent the Normal dances). In come the young ladies some 
blushing shyly; others consciously confident. In they all come, anyhow and everyhow, and 
go thru the receiving line, bowing and smiling their way along. 

The music shrieks and fifty couples are off down the floor. All scattering, each en- 
deavoring to show his individual style. The pianist dances up and down on his stool and at 
times one would think he would murder the ivories; the fiddler sways convulsively, and the 
saxaphone player lives up to his reputation of being the best available. Need we mention 
the banjo player? Some stop long enough to swallow a glass of punch and then dash on for 
more, always remembering our motto, "On with the dance, let joy be unconfined," but 
always refined. 

The clock strikes eleven, and "Home Sweet Home," is played in a quiet peaceful 
manner. Everyone feels soothed and prepares to go home to his restful bed. Everyone 
marvels at the fleet of time. Tired, contented girls bid adieu to their young men and go 
quietly (?) up to their rooms. The young men after paying their respects to the chaperons 
and voicing their enjoyable times, hail taxis and are whisked away until the next dance 
or social. 

Elizabeth A. Mackey. 



SHj? iJtak Ifotottig ani IFarulty JmprrBonattnnB 

/||\N Wednesday morning, June 15, 1921, the many signs — conspicuous ones too— 
Vij/ on the bulletin board announced the marriage of I. M. Stout and Lotta Brass to 
take place that afternoon at four o'clock in the assembly hall. Everyone was invited, 
the poster read, and a silver collection would be taken. Of course, no one ever heard of a 
collection being taken at a wedding but realizing that the participants, namely members 
of the Senior Class, were low on funds we decided to help by our presence. Our desire to 
attend was kindled further on reading later in the day the following notice: 

Faculty! Faculty! Faculty! 

Come to the Assembly Hall at 4 o'clock and see yourselves as others see you. 

Accordingly, at the appointed hour everyone was seated by the ushers when Olive 
Lewis dressed and certainly appearing like Miss Pearson carrying a vase of flowers with 
stately grace, came on to the platform. After arranging the bouquet with characteristic 
care, she took her place for Chapel Exercises. 

She was followed within a few minutes by Rachel Palmer who impersonated Miss 
Baright with fitting dignity and Beryl Stodden as Miss Sholes. Mr. Eldridge, represented 
by Mildred Connors, next politely wended his way to his seat while Loretta Loftus as Miss 
Skeele hurriedly followed on his footsteps and at last found her seat on the other side of 
the platform. Martha Durnin very efficiently appeared as Miss Searle. Then Mr. Smith 
whose part was taken by Jo Adams, calmly took his place at the end of the platform and 
began immediately to swing his foot, roll his eyes toward the ceiling, and clean his glasses. 
Grace Pinkham, as Mr. Murdock, was just about to give out the hymn after much delibera- 
tion when Grace Barber, unmistakably Miss Lamphier, glided into the hall from the front 
entrance. Her frequent glances at the clock betrayed her anxiety lest she be late. 

Mr. Murdock gave out the hymn when the laughter of the audience had subsided 
sufficiently, and with Viola McKay representing Ruth Carpenter at the piano, Morning 
Exercises began. Next came a selection from our principal which was followed by the re- 
sponse "Holy, Holy, Holy." Everything about the people on the platform spoke "Our 
Faculty." Nothing was forgotten — Miss Searle carefully took the attendance and Miss 
Skeele meditated over everything. Mr. Murdock announced that the School would take 
their music and the Faculty all departed except Miss Searle, who was left to carry out the 
principal's wishes. 

There was a few minutes intermission before the wedding. Then the choir consist- 
ing of Betty Mackey, Fawney Connors, Loretta Loftus, and others sang with Marion Marley 
at the piano. "I Never Knew I Could Love Anybody Like I'm Lovin' You." It ended in 
the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March and all eyes were turned toward the wedding 
procession led by the ring bearer, Millicent Galusha, who appeared charmingly in an orchid 
dress. The flower girls, Ruth Rockwood and Betty Cronin, were followed by the rest of the 
wedding party, Mildred Connors as Lotta Brass, the bride, and Martha Durnin as I M. 
Stout, the bridegroom. K. Starr and Frankie Wood appeared fascinatingly ridiculous as 
the bridesmaids. 

The party was met at the altar by the clergyman, Marion Mallery, who gave a 
unique and impressive ritual, amusing to the audience, to say the least. The ceremony was 
nearly over and just as the ring was to be put on the bride's finger, a cry was heard from the 
back of the hall, "My husband, my dear husband!" and Bessie Domin, the vamp, 
rushed dramatically into the bridegroom's arms. 

Elizabeth M. Walsh 



Class #tatisttra 



Joe Adams Most ardent suffragist 

Anna Aronstein Mostathletic 

Grace Barber Wittiest 

Mabie Chittim Most capable 

Alice Collins Most willing 

Mildred Connors Best historian 

Fawny Connors Most unassuming 

Grace Corcoran Noisiest 

Betty Cronin Most logical 

Bess Domin Most popular 

Martha Durnin Jolliest 

Mutt Galusha Brightest 

Ida Gibbs Chatterbox 

Mildred Harris Most dignified 

Loretta Loftus Least appreciated 

Betty Mackey Dearest 

Marion Mallery Most class spirit 

Marion Marley Best housekeeper 

Helen McCabe Best sport 

ViMcKay Most ladylike 

Julie McLane Most sagacious 

Alice Mooney Most determined 

Ray Palmer Most mischievous 

Marion Parker Most obliging 

Grace Pinkham Class baby 

Isabel Robertson Most vigorous 

Ruth Rockwood Cutest 

Rachel Sisson Best friend 

Alex Smith Most stylish 

Kate Starr Most animated 

Helen Stevens Most conscientious 

Beryl Stodden Sweetest 

Ruth Walker Daintiest 

Libby Walsh Most efficient 

Frank Wood Best bluffer 



Wjat Wtrnlb ^appjm if: 

Elizabeth Walsh didn't recite in class? 

Mr. Smith didn't read the Psalms? 

Julia McLane took a bath during study-hour? 

The Juniors supported the Seniors? 

Miss Skeele didn't have a question in her mind? 

Mabel Chittim missed a dance? 

Mrs. Couch were unsympathetic? 

Alice Mooney didn't go home every Friday? 

Miss Lamphier ran out of deficiency slips? (She'd print some more.) 

Alex and Rachel got a divorce? 

Millicent Galusha got up on time? 

Grace Pinkham changed her name to Lydia? 

Anna Aronstein missed a basket? 

Betty Mackey had everything done? 

Isabel Robertson jazzed? 

Frances Wood went to church? 

Betty Cronin hated men? 

Mildred Harris became a flirt? 

Alice Collins lost her executive ability? 

Marion Mallery forgot her powder puff? 

The President of the Student Council tried to sleep out on the upper porch? 



Initials 



Giggles Every Period 

Born With Sense 

Refined, Pleasant, Shy 

I Maintain Rules 

Keen And Sarcastic. 

Real Mischievous Rebel 

Really Most Winsome 

Fusses Men Wild 

Has Becoming Smiles 

Artistic Industrious Student 

Entertaining Men, Wanted 

Jolly, Sensible Arguer 

Greatly Enjoys Callers 

Most Highflutting Marvel 

Arrives Every Monday 

Meets Every Person 

A Musical Genius 

Great Round Baby 

I Gettum 

Animated Athlete 

Makes Enjoyable Music 

Enjoys Men's Company 

Rollicking, Jolly Pippin 

Most Loyal Helpmate 

Most Generous Chicken 

Madly Educated Darling 

Modest and Clever 

Very Energetic Maid 

Hooks Fresh-Men (freshmen) 

Always Very Conscientious 

Entertaining, Attractive Maiden 

Judicious Mountain Maid 

Lovable, Joyful, Lass 

Fair Kind Colleen 

Becoming, Ideal Dancer 




funnyboneS^ 

TICKLERS 




PSYCHOLOGY 

Mr. Smith — "If you woke up and found yourself one of eight wives, how would 
you feel?" 

Miss Walsh— "Jealous." 



Mr. Smith — "To what colors does the face change when one is angry?" 

Class— "Red," "White." 

From the corner — "Blue." 

Mr. Smith — "That person must be patriotic." 

Mr. Murdock — "Do you think I am related to an ape, Miss Galusha?" 
Miss Galusha — "Some people think so." 

Mr. Smith — "Explain the reproduction of the Pandorina, Miss — ." 

Miss "Well, I have explained it once." 

Mr. Smith — "All the more reason why you can impress it upon our minds more 
emphatically." 

Miss — , sighing — "Well, this can't go on forever (meaning reproduction) 
Mr. Smith — "No, only five more minutes, Miss — ." 

Miss McLane — "Who is the most social animal?" 

Miss McCabe— "Man." 

Mr. Smith — "I thought woman was." 

Mr. Smith — "What would the theory of a mouse in the corner lead to?" 
Miss Starr— "Dispersal." 

Mr. Smith (questioning concerning instincts) — "If suddenly in class you desire to 
whisper, you first look at you teacher to see if the coast is clear, then duck your head be- 
hind the person in front of you, and whisper. Now, in what classification does this belong." 

Miss Walsh— "Habit." 

Mr. Smith — "It may be the case with the person who answered." 



NORMALOGUE 71 



GRAMMAR 
Mr. Eldridge (explaining grammatical point) — "He would hold himself just as he 
would hold someone else." 

Mr. Eldridge — "We thought there was a phrase 'on the black dress' but there 
wasn't, was there?" 

Miss McKay — yawning. 

Mr. Eldridge — "Miss McKay, will you please close the door?" 

Mr. Eldridge — "Is it possible for anyone to grow thin?" 

Miss Barber— "No." 

Mr. Eldridge — "Are you speaking from experience, Miss Barber?" 

Miss Mackey (explaining a sentence to Mr. Eldridge — ) "It tells that you are not 
all right." 

Miss Pinkham — "The cat ate the canary. Canary is a subjective complement 
because they are both the same after." 

Miss Palmer (answering a question). — "No," "Yes," "No." 

Mr. Eldridge — "I hope you won't answer your proposal that way, Miss Palmer." 

LITERATURE 
Miss Harris — "Each member responded with a quotation taken from Hawthorne's 
Great Stone Face." 

Miss Baright (reading a story to class, "a gray haired angel") — "A gray hound 
angel." 

Miss Parker — "The names of Columbus' ships were, Santa Maria and Santa Fe." 

Miss Galusha — "Now we will have a poem by Miss McCabe and an oration by 
Daniel Boone." 

Miss Aronstein — '"He was just like any other boy, not very intelligent." 

ZOOLOGY 

Mr. Smith — "What is meant by the swarming time, Miss Barber?" 
Miss Barber — "When bees go on their honeymoon." 

Mr. Smith — "What bird were we thinking of?" 
Miss Corcoran — "Angel." 

Mr. Smith — "A thumb is a sign of intelligence. Have you a thumb, Miss Barber?" 
Miss Barber — "I have two of them." 



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GEOGRAPHY 
Miss Mooney — "Stockbridge is known for the Indians who live there." (Why- 
did the class look at the two people from Stockbridge)? 

Mr. Eldridge (class looking at the picture of a prison) — "That prison is very dif- 
ferent from the prisons we are used to." 

Miss Durnin — "Morse was an inventor of Well, anyway we know he was 

an inventor." 

Mr. Eldridge — "Point out the three states, Massachusetts, Florida, and Oklahoma." 
Miss Starr (looking at the blank map). "I can't, they all look the same." 

Mr. Eldridge (showing pictures from the New York Times that related to Geog- 
raphy, came upon the picture of a girl in evening dress with only one strap over her shoulder.) 
"Reminds me of the sale which we see down street, 25% off." 

ECONOMICS 
Mr. Smith— "What side should we look at?" 
Miss Galusha — "Our side." 

Mr. Smith — "Who are the greatest liars of all history?" 
Miss Mackey— "The historians." 

Mr. Smith — "Were you ever in a rich man's house, Miss Walsh?" 
Miss Walsh — "No, but I hope to be sometime." 

CLASS MEETING 
Mr. Murdock — "Do you like to stay up nights, Miss Aronstein?" 
Miss Aronstein — "No." 
Mr. Murdock — "It depends on the night, doesn't it?" 

Miss Smith — "Each teacher will wear something to represent what he teaches, as 
for instance, Mr. Smith will wear a slip." 

TEACHING 
Miss Lyman gave Miss Palmer some problems to make out from a list of vege- 
tables which the children had raised in the gardens. Among the list was this "Green Tom's." 
This was Miss Palmer's statement of the problem to the children: "If one peck of Green 
Tom's cost 45c, what will one bushel cost?" 

Children smiled. Miss Palmer was later told that "Green Tom's" meant Green Toma- 
toes. 

LUNCH HOUR 

Talking about spring hats. 

Miss Adams — "Is yours a turnip?" (turnup.) 

Miss Domin — "Yes, front and back." 



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